Jim Furyk WITB: The story behind the Callaway clubs he used to shoot a 12-under-par 58
And we thought Jim Furyk’s 59 at the 2013 BMW Championship was a big deal.
Not so any longer, as the longtime Callaway Golf staffer shot a 12-under-par 58 Sunday at the Travelers Championship to post the lowest round in PGA Tour history, which bests his previous feat as one of six players to break 60 in a PGA Tour sanctioned event.
His record-setting round all but overshadowed Russell Knox’s one-shot win over Jerry Kelly, but deservedly so because the mental strength he demonstrated until the last putt dropped is anything but short of incredibly impressive.
And, as GolfChannel.com reported, it came on the heels of a 2-over 72 on Saturday that left him frustrated and in search of an answer. That answer quickly arrived in the form of a lesson his father gave Furyk that night, and less than 24 hours later the rest was history.
Whoever said kids still don’t need their parents’ advice as adults take note.
Jim Furyk’s record-setting WITB at the Travelers Championship
– Callaway Great Big Bertha Driver (9*), Oban Tour Limited 75X shaft
– Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 Fairway Wood (14*), Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 82.X shaft
– Callaway X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (20*), UST Mamiya Pro Force VTS 100 HS S shaft
– Callaway X Forged Irons (4-PW), KBS Tour 115R shaft
–Callaway Mack Daddy 2 wedge (50*, S grind), Titleist Vokey SM4 wedge (56*), Callaway MD3 Milled wedge (60*), True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
– Odyssey Versa #1 Wide Putter
– Chrome Soft Golf Ball
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Callaway Golf’s notes on Furyk’s record-setting equipment
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.
His driver is set to a Neutral directional bias and Standard loft adjustability. And the adjustable perimeter weighting is set close to the Neutral setting. Callaway Tour Reps have said that he really likes the look, and his start lines on his shots are very good. He first put the driver in play last year, and he has been very pleased with the ball flight and how easy the shot-making has been with this driver. And he likes that his draws and fades have been consistent.
Congratulations, Mr. 58 … to say we’re impressed doesn’t even begin to cover it!
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