How A Scorecard Error Almost Cost Jim Furyk His Legendary, Record-Setting 58

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Unlike with Stephan Jaeger’s round of 58 that was shot two Thursdays ago, you’ve probably heard a lot about Jim Furyk’s Sunday at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, where he matched Jaeger with his own round of 58, the first ever carded on the PGA Tour. If you’re like the majority of people and didn’t watch Furyk’s round, though (he teed off well before the telecast, meaning his round had to be watched on the PGA Tour website), you probably don’t know that it should have easily been at least a 57, if not lower. Jimmy’s a mental midget. Choked on 18. You put me in his shoes and I sink that birdie putt 9 times out of 10. And that one time I don’t make birdie? It’s because I holed out for eagle. 58’s been done before on major tours, but 57? Now that would’ve been uncharted territory.

Furyk’s probably just happy to be in the 58 club, though, because he VERY easily could’ve had his entire round disqualified thanks to his playing partner, Miguel Angel Carballo. On the Tour, golfers’ playing partners keep their score, and Miguel Angel Carballo, better known as “we all wish your last name was Jimenez,” made a little mistake on the 14th hole that, if uncorrected, would’ve led to Jim being DQed from the tournament. Check it out.

Insane stuff. Can you imagine what would’ve happened if Furyk didn’t catch the discrepancy? You have to imagine he beats the shit out of Carballo. God I’d love to see Jim in a fight. I bet he cocks his arm back for the punch in some weird way that makes it look like he’s an amateur, then swings through with such force that you wonder why you ever doubted his abilities (aside from the fact that he looks very stupid while in the act).

One thing a DQ wouldn’t have affected, though? The outcome of the tournament. Despite gaining 10.276 strokes on the field and moving up 65 spots on the leaderboard over the course of his round, Furyk still finished the tournament tied for fifth with some dude named Robert Garrigus. Funny little sport.

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h/t Golf Digest

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