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With 59, Jim Furyk joins elite class

Updated: September 13, 2013, 10:33 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- As Jim Furyk flirted with and ultimately matched golf's magic number on Friday, this question again hung in the air: Why doesn't 59 happen more often?

Let's face it, these guys aren't using gutta percha balls like Old Tom Morris did, or hickory shafts like Bobby Jones, or even persimmon drivers like Jack Nicklaus.

They have the latest, greatest toys technology can make, not to mention the physical and mental tools that earning millions ...

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