Jim Furyk not the first to shoot 58

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• Jim Furyk created PGA Tour history with a round of 58
• However, he's not the first to go that low in pro golf
• Four other players have done so - and that's not even the lowest

JIM FURYK | PGA TOUR

History was made yesterday when Jim Furyk became the first player to record a 58 in a PGA Tour event.


The American went round the par-70 TPC River Highlands course - host venue for the Travelers Championship won by Scotland's Russell Knox - in just fifty-eight blows during his final round, carding ten birdies, one eagle and zero bogeys.
"I'm a little flabbergasted" - Jim Furyk

"I'm still a little stunned and a little flabbergasted," said Furyk, who even had a putt for a 57 on the final green. "It's kind of a reminder that, no matter how bad you feel with your swing, you're never that far away."

Travelers Championship - Final Round

Interestingly, though, Furyk's incredible round was not the first 58 in professional golf. In fact, it's not even the lowest round on record. That honour belongs to Rhein Gibson, an Australian pro, who shot a 16-under-par 55 on May 12, 2012, at River Oaks Golf Club in Oklahoma. It was subsequently verified by Guinness World Records as the lowest officially recorded score in golf.

But back to 58s. 

British Maruyama

Japan's Shigeki Maruyama was the first player to card an official 58. The three-time PGA Tour winner did so at Woodmont Country Club on June 5, 2000, during the first round of a qualifying event for the US Open. In recognition of it, Maruyama's father renamed a golf course he owned in the Tochigi Prefecture to be called the '58 Golf Course'.

PGA TOUR - 2004 Chrysler Classic of Tucson - First Round

Jason Bohn emulated Maruyama in a Canadian Tour event in 2001. The American shot a 13-under-par final round to win the Bayer Championship. The then 28-year-old from Atlanta had ten birdies and two eagles in his round, which would have been a 57 but for a bogey he recorded on the short eighth hole at Huron Oaks Golf Club.

PGA Championship - Round One

Another Japanese golfer, Ryo Ishikawa was next to join the 58 club. On May 2, 2010, the 'Bashful Prince' had a 12-under-par final round to win The Crowns event on the Japan Golf Tour.

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Meanwhile, ten days before Jim Furyk got in on the act on the PGA Tour, German-born Stephen Jaeger carded the first 58 in Web.com Tour history. Playing in the opening round of the Ellie Mae Classic at Stoneware Country Club in California, the 27-year-old arrived at the 18th hole knowing that a par would be good enough for a 59. Instead, he went one better, carding a birdie for a 58.

Numerous players, meanwhile, have shot carded 59s in professional events, amongst them David Duval, Stuart Appleby, Russell Knox, Martin Kaymer and (of course) Jim Furyk. The American carded a 13-under round of 59 during the second round of the BMW Championship.



Jim Furyk had a 58 - what about you?


What's the lowest score you've ever had for 18 holes? Jim Furyk's is 58. What's yours? Leave details in our 'Comments' section below.

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