Russell Knox may have won in an emphatic fashion, but it was Jim Furyk who stole the show at TPC River Highlands this past Sunday.
Furyk shot a PGA Tour record 12-under 58 in his final round at the Travelers Championship. His 58 was one better than the previous record of 59, also held by Furyk and several others. Furyk’s record-breaking round also puts him in a league of his own, making him the first player to record more than one round in the 50’s.
Russell Knox did take home the trophy at the Travelers Championship posting a collective 14-under over the weekend. By no means did Knox play mind-blowingly great golf on this past Sunday, but he played well enough to notch his second victory of this season and his career. Knox almost sent the Travelers Championship into a playoff by bogeying the par-3 16th, but a 12-foot putt to save par on the 18th hole secured him the victory.
Knox could hardly keep himself contained following the putt, rightfully so, he certainly earned it.
"Man … that putt … I'll remember that one forever." https://t.co/ng6rZyw1yj
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 7, 2016
Furyk wasn’t the only player to shoot a low score this Sunday, however. Justin Thomas went low shooting an 8-under 62 in his final round. Thomas shot up the leaderboard 30 spots to finish in a tie for third with Patrick Rodgers. The finish for Thomas was his best since finishing tied for third at the Players Championship in May.
Up next for the PGA Tour is the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois but I think more people are going to be interested in the Men’s Olympic Golf Competition happening in Rio de Janeiro that same weekend. Americans Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed will don the red, white and blue as they look to bring home the gold in golf’s return to the Olympic stage.