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Furyk hails record round

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Jim Furyk described shooting the lowest ever round of 58 in PGA Tour history at the Travelers Championship as “really special”.

The 46-year-old American and 2003 US Open champion recorded an eagle and 10 birdies at TPC River Highlands on Sunday and managed to card a sub-60 round for the second time in his career having shot a 59 at the 2013 BMW Championship.

Germany’s Stephan Jaeger recently recorded a 58 at the Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour – the PGA’s second tier – but Furyk was delighted to be the first man to do it on the tour itself.

“It’s pretty cool,” Furyk told Sky Sports. “Winning a major championship is at the top of my list, playing and winning on Ryder Cup teams and Presidents Cup teams and winning golf tournaments. This is really special.

“A million and a half rounds played in the history of the PGA Tour and you look at the great names ahead of me. It’s humbling, to stand alone at 58 is really a cool accomplishment.

“I never thought I’d have the opportunity to shoot 59 so once we accomplished that goal I said, ‘I had my one chance, I was able to go ahead and birdie the last hole and do it, it’ll probably never happen again’, and lo and behold, I made the turn today and said, ‘here we go again’.

“It’s fun to break that barrier and be the first one.”

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