What did Deerfield restaurant DC Sarnies have to do with PGA (Professional Golfers Association) golfer Jim Furyk making history Friday at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest?
Furyk did what only six other PGA golfers have done over the last 36 years on the PGA Tour when he fired a 12-under par 59 to catapult into the tournament lead, according to a report in USA Today.
The night before Furyk shot 59 to in the four-day event finishing Sunday, he had dinner at DC Sarnies eating a Reuben sandwich and drinking a beer, according to restaurant Manager Andy Rauch.
Did Furyk’s record setting day start the night before in Deerfield? There is no way to know, but Rauch will be happy to serve Reuben and beer to anyone who wants to see how it affects their golf game.
The magic continued for Furyk Saturday as he expanded his three-day score to 13-under-par to continue to hold the lead, according to the PGA’s official website. The final round, scheduled today, was moved to Monday because of rain.
One other player has shot a 59 in competitive professional golf. It was Sam Snead in 1959, 18 years before it happened on the official PGA tour, according to an article in Sports Illustrated.
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