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Golf: Jim Furyk makes history with a 59

With a shot at golf’s magic number, Jim Furyk had no trouble finishing the job.

Furyk birdied two of his last three holes Friday in the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Ill., to become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59. Needing a birdie on the par-4 ninth hole at Conway Farms, he stuffed a gap wedge to just more than 3 feet and calmly knocked it in.

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