Jim Furyk and the Magical 59!

Last week’s BMW Championship gave the golfing community something exciting to watch when Jim Furyk shot an elusive 59.
All of the recorded 59’s have had birdies and eagles, but his was the only one to have occurred, despite making a bogey.

Have there been lower scores recorded? Yes, according to this post about the lowest 18-hole golf scores, there have been four rounds of 55 recorded, so many 56 and 57s that they can’t keep track of them, and only a few 58s: 

http://golf.about.com/od/faqs/f/lowestscore.htm 

 

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Photo Credit: Stan Badz/PGA TOUR
As for the best scores on tour rounds, that stands at 59, and it’s only happened six times in the history of the PGA!
Here’s a list of all of the 59s scored in professional golf:

Lowest scores in professional golf

In official golf tournaments on major tours:

Player Score To par Rnd Finish Year Tour Tournament Ref
Ryo Ishikawa 58 –12 4/4 1 2010 Japan Golf Tour The Crowns [1]
Al Geiberger 59 –13 2/4 1 1977 PGA Tour Danny Thomas Memphis Classic [2][3]
Chip Beck 59 –13 3/5 T3 1991 PGA Tour Las Vegas Invitational [2][4]
Notah Begay III 59 –13 2/4 T6 1998 Nike Tour Dominion Open [2][5]
Doug Dunakey 59 –11 2/4 T2 1998 Nike Tour Miami Valley Open [2][6]
David Duval 59 –13 5/5 1 1999 PGA Tour Bob Hope Chrysler Classic [2][7]
Annika Sörenstam 59 –13 2/4 1 2001 LPGA Tour Standard Register PING [8]
Masahiro Kuramoto 59 –12 1/4 1 2003 Japan Golf Tour Acom International [1][9]
Jason Gore 59 –12 2/4 1 2005 Nationwide Tour Cox Classic [10]
Adrien Mörk 59 –12 2/4 1 2006 Challenge Tour Tikida Hotels Agadir Moroccan Classic [11]
Paul Goydos 59 –12 1/4 2 2010 PGA Tour John Deere Classic [12]
Stuart Appleby 59 –11 4/4 1 2010 PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic [13]
Will Wilcox 59 –12 4/4 T3 2013 Web.com Tour Utah Championship [14]
Russell Knox 59 –12 2/4 T12 2013 Web.com Tour Albertsons Boise Open [15]
Jim Furyk 59 –12 2/4 TBA 2013 PGA Tour BMW Championship [16]
Want to learn more about the “Perfect Round?” read on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_round
http://golf.about.com/od/progolftours/qt/lowest18score.htm