|Posted by Radatz on August 8, 2016 at 2:10 PM|
Since Jim Furyk joined the tour in 1994 he's been very good, but always snowed under by the avalanche of good golfers who emerged as his contemporaries. Tiger Woods used to get all the ink even though Furyk had compiled the second-best winning streak of the time, winning at least one tournament every year from 1998 through 2003. These days a slew of new generation stars like Jordan Spieth grab the headlines, all deservedly so.
But none of them has done what Furyk did, which was to shoot a 58 on the PGA tour (at the Travelers on a par-70 course). Besides recording the lowest round in tour history, he also became the first to break 60 twice.
I once asked a guitarist friend who the best guitarist in the world was, knowing it was a stupid question. He actually thought about it and said "some guy nobody ever heard of in a ratty apartment somewhere." Probably there are unknown golfers all over the world who shoot in the 50s regularly on unknown, ill-kept courses. I wouldn't doubt it. But Furyk has done it twice now on the tour, right in front of everybody. He has a moment nobody else can claim.
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