CROMWELL, CT – AUGUST 07: Jim Furyk of the United States poses with his scorecard after shooting a record setting 58 during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TCP River Highlands on August 7, 2016 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

History was made at the Travelers Championship.

There have been over 1.5 million rounds of golf in PGA Tour history, and the lowest score ever carded was a 59. Until Jim Furyk took the course on Sunday.

Furyk shot a course record 27 on the front, and finished his back nine 31 with a two-foot put for par on the 18th. He actually missed a chance for birdie on 18, which would have given him a 57 for the round. Furyk was already one of six golfers to have shot a 59, which he did at the second round of the BMW Championship in 2013. Furyk definitely seemed to have an appreciation for the history involved:

“There’s a lot of rounds by a lot of great players ahead of me that have never reached 58, so to hold that record alone right now, on the PGA TOUR at least … is phenomenal,” Furyk said. “To have a little, small place in history is something you dream of.”

“I’m hitting it well, I’m putting it well, it’s trying to find a way to stay out of your own way really,” he added. “And don’t let any thoughts leak in.”

And this glove, which Furyk signed, is off to the Golf Hall of Fame in tribute to a historic round.

As for the tournament itself, Furyk was +1 heading into the day, so even though he shot 12-under for the round, he still only finished tied for fifth. Russell Knox finished at -14, holding off Jerry Kelly by a single stroke.


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