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Playing FT Optiforce, Furyk Ties PGA Tour Record 59

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By:
Jeff Newton

59 is the most sacred score in professional golf, and now Jim Furyk is the sixth player to tie the lowest round in PGA Tour history.

Playing with a 440cc FT Optiforce Driver (9.5°), Furyk hit all 14 fairways as he came from out of nowhere to card the record-tying number during the second round of the BMW Championship.

His gamer has a Fujikura Speeder VC 6.2x shaft tipped 1” with a finished length of 44 ½”. The actual loft is 10.1° and the driver is set in the square/neutral setting. Our Tour Rep Mike Sposa discussed Furyk’s driver setup recently in an episode of Callaway Tech Talk.

It’s impossible to predict a 59 of course, but we should have expected him to go way low at some point after all the success he’s had since he put FT Optiforce in the bag.

Furyk has now had five top-10s in six starts after he first played the driver at the Canadian Open, and over the last month and a half it’s been one big moment after the next for the 2010 FedExCup champ. He led the BMW Championship field in driving accuracy at a ridiculous 83.9% and went on to a third place finish.

Furyk’s 59 marks another huge milestone in FT Optiforce’s immediate success on Tour, adding to Patrick Reed’s playoff victory at the Wyndham Championship and Trevor Immelman’s clutch win at the Hotel Fitness Championship. The new driver has also been our #1 Driver at every PGA Tour event since it was first introduced at The Greenbrier Classic.

Congratulations Jim!

To get more on the FT Optiforce Driver, take a look at our FT Optiforce home page, featuring player quotes, key features and video tips.