BMW Championship: Jim Furyk Back in Contention After Carding Historic 59
Jim Furyk entered the second round of the BMW Championship knowing that he needed to put together a complete round in order get himself back into contention. He was nine shots behind leader Brandt Snedeker after the initial 18 holes but he and Snedeker are now tied for the lead after 36 holes. Furyk took control of Conway Farms in the second round, carding just the sixth 59 in an official event in PGA Tour history. There’s nothing like an historic performance to get things moving in the right direction.
He entered the event in fifteenth position in the FedEx Cup standings and is currently projected to move to fourth if the results were to remain the same over the final two days. Furyk’s 12 under par second round allowed him to jump 38 spots in this week’s field. He managed to record 11 birdies, one bogey and an eagle on Friday in addition to five pars.
Furyk has been around the block long enough to know that he should enjoy this tremendous accomplishment for a bit tonight but he still has a lot of work ahead of him this week. “It’ll sink in later,” he said. “I’m excited. The second part of that is I’ll have to calm down later on tonight and realize that I’ve got myself in contention in a golf tournament where I was, whatever, nine back starting the day.”
Snedeker, who carded a 3 under par 68 in the second round, took Furyk’s accomplishment in stride. “That makes me feel depressed about my round,” Snedeker said when he was informed that Furyk’s round included a bogey. “I was actually feeling pretty good about it walking up here.”
Congratulations to Furyk for making history one of the biggest stages in the sport. Now he just needs to hold on to win in order to make the accomplishment even sweeter.
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