Jim Furyk is now the first to shoot sub-60 twice, and now has the lowest round in PGA Tour history after shooting a 12-under 58. We decided to enter his round of 58 into GRGS to analyze his stats and see exactly HOW he did it.
Here’s some screenshots from his round on GRGS:
So how did he do it?
Ball striking – He missed only one fairway, which resulted in a birdie after knocking his 141 yard approach from the rough to just 3 feet. He hit every green in regulation. His GIR proximity to the hole was 14′ 11″, but the highlight of this was his mid-range shots from 101-150 yards where he averaged just 8′ 9″ to the hole, which included a hole-out from 135 yards on the 3rd hole. Now that’s impressive!
Putting – Well, when you’re hitting it close, you’re going to give yourself a lot of chances to hole putts. He was perfect from inside 6 feet holing all 12 putts. But the standout stat today is that he holed 4 out of 4 from 16 to 24 feet, all for birdie. Jamie Donaldson leads the PGA Tour for putts holed from 15-20 ft, making 32% of putts from this range. And according to Mark Broadie in his book Every Shot Counts, Furyk bettered the PGA Tours average putts from this range by 3.21 strokes.
It’s a quick analysis because Furyk’s round was flawless. Congratulation Jim Furyk. This was one hell of a round.
You can download the free GRGS app and see the 250+ stats from Furyk’s round for yourself. Add ‘Jim Furyk UNOFFICIAL’ by going to the GRGS Clubhouse, tap ‘Add Player’ and enter the Easy Join Code ’08HWEV’.