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Masters weather suspension may be a good thing, says Furyk

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 7 - Only two hours of Masters practice was possible on Monday before play was called off due to the threat of lightning, but Jim Furyk saw that as a potential advantage in what was always going to be a long week. With light rain falling and thunderous clouds gathering overhead at Augusta National, the siren sounded at 10 a.m. ET, sending the players and spectators scurrying off the course.

Furyk and Johnson take very different routes at Riviera

By Mark Lamport-Stokes PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson have sharply contrasting playing styles and took very different routes on Friday but the American duo finished up in the same spot at the Northern Trust Open. Playing together in a high-profile grouping with U.S. Open champion Justin Rose at Riviera Country Club, medium-length hitter Furyk and 'Master Blaster' Johnson both posted six-under totals of 136 after the second round.

Furyk again falls short after holding 54-hole lead

(Reuters) - For PGA Tour veteran Jim Furyk, it was once again a case of so close and yet so far as he relinquished the 54-hole lead to finish alone in third place at the weather-delayed BMW Championship Lake Forest, Illinois on Monday. After spectacularly becoming only the sixth player to shoot a 59 on the U.S. circuit in Friday's second round at Conway Farms Golf Club, Furyk led by two shots with eight holes to play before recording three bogeys over the closing stretch.

Furyk in prime position, despite not going low

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Having shot a magical 59 the previous day, Jim Furyk knew he faced a near-impossible task to follow that up with another low score in Saturday's third round of the BMW Championship. Though he finished up 10 strokes worse by carding a two-under-par 69 at Conway Farms Golf Club, the veteran American was delighted to end a challenging day on a fast, firming layout with a one-stroke lead.

Golf: Furyk follows 59 with 69 to grab one-shot PGA lead

Jim Furyk followed a stunning round of 59 with a two-under par 69 on Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead after the third round of the US PGA BMW Championship. But the 43-year-old American missed a five-foot par putt on the final hole and entered the final round of the $8 million playoff event with world number one Tiger Woods only four adrift. "I felt pretty confident of what clubs to hit. I felt good out there," Furyk said. "It's tough to go out and fire another low one after putting up a low score.

Forgotten man Snedeker dumbfounded by Furyk's 59

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Brandt Snedeker was the forgotten man at the BMW Championship on Friday, despite ending the second round tied for the lead, after he was totally overshadowed by co-leader Jim Furyk's magical 59. While Snedeker played well in tricky, gusting conditions to shoot a three-under-par 68 at Conway Farms Golf Club, he was dumbfounded after learning that Furyk had become only the sixth player to fire a 59 on the PGA Tour.

Golf: Furyk joins select club with magical 59

Jim Furyk became just the sixth player in US PGA Tour history to fire a 12-under 59, his sizzling round lifting him into a share of the BMW Championship halfway lead. Furyk capped his round at the par-71 Conway Farms Golf Club with a three-foot birdie at the ninth hole, his last of the day. He had 11 birdies, one eagle and one bogey and joined Brandt Snedeker atop the leaderboard.

Furyk becomes sixth member of '59 club'

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Jim Furyk became only the sixth player to shoot a magical 59 on the PGA Tour with a sizzling display of near flawless shot-making in Friday's second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club. Despite breezy conditions on the outskirts of Chicago, the American piled up 11 birdies, one bogey and an eagle at the par-four 15th to fire a course record 12-under 59 that left him in a tie for the lead after 36 holes with compatriot Brandt Snedeker.

Golf: Furyk fires 59 at BMW Championship

Jim Furyk fired the sixth 59 in US PGA Tour history on Friday, reaching golf's magic number in the second round of the BMW Championship. Furyk capped his round at the par-71 Conway Farms Golf Club with a three-foot birdie at the ninth hole, his last of the day. He had 11 birdies, one eagle and one bogey and joined Brandt Snedeker atop the leaderboard. "Pretty exciting day," said Furyk, 43. American Furyk got to six-under through his first six holes with four birdies and an eagle at the par-four 15th, where he holed a 115-yard wedge.

Golf: Furyk fires 59 at BMW Championship

Jim Furyk fired the sixth 59 in US PGA Tour history on Friday, reaching golf's magic number in the second round of the BMW Championship. Furyk capped his round at the par-71 Conway Farms Golf Club with a three-foot birdie at the ninth hole, his last of the day. He had 11 birdies, one eagle and one bogey and joined Brandt Snedeker atop the leaderboard. Furyk is the first US PGA Tour player to post a 59 since 2010, when both Paul Goydos and Australian Stuart Appleby achieved the feat.
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