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Here’s how Jim Furyk equalled the PGA tour record with stunning 59

The American is the sixth man in PGA history to shoot under 60, nobody has managed lower.

Image: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP/Press Association Images

Updated at 10.20

JIM FURYK ADDED his name to the record books today by shooting a 12-under par round of 59 at the BMW Championship.

The landmark number is the lowest score recorded on the US PGA tour and Furyk is just the sixth man to card the score after Stuart Appleby, Paul Goydos, David Duval, Chip Beck and Al Geiberger.

The 43-year-old shot an incredible 29 on his opening nine holes, eight under at the turn.

On his second nine, his 11 birdies and eagle was tarnished by a bogey with four holes to play though he would make amends with two more birdies including one at the last after two perfect approach shots brought him to within four feet of the pin.

Despite the record-equaling feat, Furky’s dream round was only good enough for a share of the lead as Brandt Snedeker also reaches the halfway point at 11 under par. The pair are three shots clear of Zach Johnson in third.

With no cut at the tournament at Conway Farms, Rory McIlroy will go into the weekend in dead last place after firing a 77 to add to yesterday’s 78.

Graeme McDowell is 12 shots better off on +1, while Tiger Woods and Adam Scott are on four and two under par respectively.

Watch how he did it below:

YouTube credit: PGA TOUR

First published at 23.34 on 13 September

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