Jim Furyk sets PGA Tour scoring record with 58 at TPC River Highlands
07 Aug 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

CROMWELL, Connecticut (August 7, 2016) -- In the old days, the Greater Hartford Open was played at a course called Wethersfield Country Club that had one of the lowest scoring averages on the PGA Tour. It was even the site of Arnold Palmer's first American professional victory.

But the tournament moved to Connecicut's TPC River Highlands in the early 1990's, and Jim Furyk has been a regular contestant year after year. It's not the hardest course on Tour, but it's a TPC, and rates at 73.0/131. With Sunday pins, and healthy rough, River Highlands was still no match for Jim Furyk of Team Callaway on Sunday.

Remember when fellow Callaway player Phil Mickelson narrowly missed a 15 foot putt for 62 -- the lowest score in a major -- at the Open Championship? Today Furyk had the luxury of two putts at the last for his historic feat. He gave 57 a good run, made the one foot putt for the all-time record, got the golf world buzzing.

Saying Furyk is happy with his Callaway equipment and ball is putting it lightly. Here are the clubs that were in his bag:

* Great Big Bertha Driver (9*) - Oban Tour Limited 75 Shaft

* Big Bertha Alpha 816 Fairway Wood (14*) - Fujikura 8.2x Shaft

* X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (20*) - UST VTS 100 HS Stiff Shaft

* Callaway RAZR X Forged Irons (4-PW) - KBS Tour 115R Shafts

* Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Wedge (50*, S Grind) - True Temper DG S400 Shaft

* Titleist 56* Wedge - True Temper DG S400 Shaft

* Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Wedge (60*) - True Temper DG S400 Shaft

* Odyssey Versa #1 Wide Putter (White/Black/White)

* A Chrome Soft Golf Ball

Furyk's driver is set to a Neutral directional bias and Standard loft adjustability. And the adjustable perimeter weighting is set close to the Neutral setting.

He says he really likes the look, and his start lines on his shots are very good. Furyk first put the driver in play last year, and he has been very pleased with the ball flight and ease of shot-making with this driver. And he likes that his draws and fades have been consistent.

He's been playing a Chrome Soft Golf Ball this year, and he likes the spin and control that it gives him off of his short irons and wedges, and around the greens.

To learn more about all of the clubs Furyk used, visit www.callawaygolf.com

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