Tag Archives: Golf’s magic number

Sep
13
2013
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup
Fifty-effing-nine!

Fifty-effing-nine!

Jim Furyk shot a sizzling 12-under 59 to become only the sixth player to post golf’s magic number during the second round of the BMW Championship.

Furyk, who started on no. 10, posted six birdies and an eagle on the back nine (his first) for an eight-under 28 at Conway Farms — which matched Phil Mickelson’s effort two weeks ago in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship (but Phil had to settle with a 63).

The question was whether Furyk could carry over the momentum on the next nine holes and control his nerves to achieve such a remarkable feat.

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Jul
26
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Web.com Tour
Knox

59? No big deal!

Just two weeks after Will Wilcox posted a 59 at Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship, Russell Knox matched the feat at Hillcrest Country Club in the second round of the Albertsons Boise Open.

The 28-year-old Scotland native, who started on no. 10, kicked off his round with a birdie, then jumped on that awful par train for four holes, before playing the last four holes four-under. After making the turn, he made an eagle on no. 2, followed by five consecutive birdies. From holes 15-7, he was 11-under. Here’s a screenshot of his scorecard:  

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