Magical Furyk breaks 60 shares BMW lead
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2013 BMW Championship | Round Two | 14 Sep 2013
Jim Furyk has not only created history today during round two of the BMW Championship near Chicago he has opened up the opportunity to win the FedEx Cup for the second occasion.
Furyk’s second round of 59 saw him become just the 6th player in the history of the PGA Tour and just the 15th on any recognised tour to break the magical figure of 60 joining, Al Geiberger, David Duval, Stuart Appleby, Paul Goydos and Chip Beck amongst his PGA Tour peers to do so.
Adding to the achievement was that Furyk recorded a bogey at his 14th hole but when he desperately needed to he pitched from 105 yards at the last hole to three feet and converted to not only achieve such a significant milestone but to join Brandt Snedeker in the lead.
The effort perhaps came two weeks too late for Furyk in terms of a Presidents Cup as he missed out to Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson in Fred Couple’s captain’s picks but he will be no doubt compensated by the potential riches and satisfaction his effort will bring.
The pair leads by three over Zach Johnson with Nick Watney, Jordan Spieth, Kevin Streelman, Charl Schwartzel and Ryan Moore.
Jason Day leads the Australians in a share of 9th position one shot further back but six shots from the lead. Despite his solid effort to date, Day has slipped two positions in the projected FedEx Cup standings to 14th although there is still the weekend to come.
Matt Jones and Adam Scott are tied for 17th, Scott brought undone by two double bogeys in his round.
Jones moved to 42nd in FedEx Cup standings and a continuation of his good start might yet see him make it to Atlanta for the first time.
Marc Leishman is in 45th position and his chances of making the top 30 to move to Atlanta appear all but gone.