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When 46-year-old PGA pro Jim Furyk started the final round of the Traveler's Championship, he was sixteen shots behind the tournament's third round leader, Daniel Berger.

But when Furyk sank a short putt on the final hole of the TPC River Highlands course in Cromwell, Connecticut, he finished the tournament in fifth place, tied with Berger.

Furyk also accomplished something no golfer has ever done before. The veteran golfer recorded a score of 58 for the 18-hole final round. The lowest round ever in a PGA tournament.

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Just how good is a 58?

Prior to Sunday, only six players had managed to score a 59 in a PGA event. Jim Furyk was one of the six who shared the honor of shooting the lowest round in a PGA tournament when he carded a 59 in 2013.

Today, Furyk alone holds the record for the lowest round in a PGA tournament.

Fellow pro, Luke Donald paid tribute to Furyk's epic round.

See highlights from Furyk's record-setting round below:

Russell Knox of Scotland shot a 68 to finish at 14 under par and win the tournament.


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