How it happened: Furyk fires 59, Tiger cards 72

Tiger Woods during the second round of the BMW Championship, the third event of the 2013 FedEx Cup playoffs, at Conway Farms near Chicago.

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Jim Furyk became the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59 as he carded a 12-under 59 in the second round of the BMW Championship Friday near Chicago at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill.

Furyk's record round moved him to 11 under for the tournament, which is good for a share of the lead with Brandt Snedeker.

Tiger Woods walked off the course Friday thinking he shoot 1-under 70 – that would have put him five shots off the lead – but a two-shot penalty gave him a 1-over 72, and he's now seven off the lead.

The penalty was given after Woods' ball moved as he was removing a loose impediment in front of his ball near the No. 1 green. Woods did not replace the ball. The PGA Tour then received a call from a freelance videographer and after reviewing the video, PGA Tour officials agreed that the ball did move.

See how Jim Furyk shot 59, and look at how Tiger's round played out Friday:

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Update #4: 6:26 p.m. EDT

Still not much information out there on Tiger's penalty. This is from Twitter via the AP's Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson40):

"Apparently somoene saw Tiger's ball move, reported it, they reviewed video and concluded it did. No other details at this point."

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Update #3: 6:18 p.m. EDT

Tiger is assessed a two-shot penalty at No. 1 and his 1-under 70 turns into a 1-over 72.

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No. 18: Par 5, 570 yards

Last hole of the day for Tiger, who is five shots off of Brandt Snedeker's lead. Snedeker just wrapped up a second-round 68 and leads at 11 under overall.

Off the tee: Tiger misses a little left and finds the intermediate cut.

Second shot: Tiger has to lay up and finds the middle of the fairway.

Third shot: With wedge, Tiger puts his third shot about 20 feet past the hole.

On the green: As Tiger takes his birdie stroke, the roars from Jim Furyk shooting 59, at No. 9, can be heard in the background. The putt misses a little left and Tiger taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (6 under for tournament)

59 WATCH: Jim Furyk, needing a birdie at the par-4 ninth to shoot 59, just stuck his wedge shot to about 3 feet. If he makes that, he'll shoot 59. And he does, rolling int he short birdie and raising a fist in the air.

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No. 17: Par 3, 205 yards

Nice birdie there from Tiger and now he has a long par 3 and a par 5 left to try and move further up the leaderboard.

Off the tee: Tiger gives it a whack, but it comes up short and will have 50 feet up the green for birdie.

On the green: Tiger's birdie attempt is 4 feet short of the hole. He knocks that in and is five off the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (6 under for tournament)

59 WATCH: Jim Furyk finds the fairway at No. 8 and goes for the green in two, but comes up short and in long rough. Furyk hacks out and gives himself 18 feet for birdie. He misses that by 4 feet past the hole, but makes the comebacker. He'll need to birdie the par-4 9th for a 59.

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No. 16: Par 4, 466 yards

Plenty of buzz on the course at Conway Farms, but that's coming from the front nine right now, as Jim Furyk chases just the sixth 59 in PGA Tour history. Brandt Snedeker did drop a shot ahead on 16 and is 11 under, one clear of Furyk and six ahead of Tiger.

Off the tee: A 3-wood here and Tiger finds the right side of the fairway. He liked it immediately.

Approach shot: From 185 yards, Tiger hits a nice shot to about 18 feet past the hole.

On the green: A delicate, downhill putt, but Tiger is able to drain this one and is back in the red for the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (6 under for tournament)

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No. 15: Par 4, 342 yards

Tiger is grinding today, pushing him seven shots back of Brandt Snedeker. Has a couple more scoring holes coming in, including this par 4.

Off the tee: Playing into the wind there is no chance of getting to the green, so Tiger lays up with an iron. Fairway city.

Approach shot: Tiger has 130 yards left and he hits a shot that kicks out of the right rough and funnels to about 18 feet above the hole. A bit lucky.

On the green: Tiger burns the left edge on this one, but has to settle for a simple par. He thought he had that one.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (5 under for tournament)

59 WATCH: Jim Furyk will move to the par-5 8th hole in need of just one birdie to put himself in line for a 59 after making a 12-footer on No. 7 for birdie to move back to 11 under on the day and 10 under for the tournament.

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No. 14: Par 5, 585 yards

Tiger is now eight off the lead and needs to tear up the par-5s if he hopes to make a late-round run.

Off the tee: Tiger rips a fairway metal here that seems to run forever, coming to rest just in the first cut, but sitting up nicely.

Second shot: From just under 270 yards, Tiger rips at this second shot and runs it just off the back of the green. Will have an interesting up-and-down for birdie.

Around the green: Tiger hits a half-flop here and it runs out to about 3 feet behind the hole. He makes that for a birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (5 under for tournament)

59 WATCH: Jim Furyk three-putts from 25 feet on No. 5 for a costly bogey. He's now 10 under on the round and will need two birdies over the final four holes for golf's magical number. Furyk picks up a par on No. 6, leaving his birdie attempt about 2 feet short despite watching Jason Dufner drain one moments earlier from nearly the same spot.

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No. 13: Par 4, 465 yards

Tiger was a bit unlucky on No. 12, as the approach was quite good, just ran to a spot where he couldn't use his putter. Solid par, but is seven shots back.

Off the tee: One-hand follow through here again and the ball is in the gallery left.

Approach shot: A bit blind here and Tiger has to take it up over the trees. He likes it. It does come up short of the green and in the right rough, but was a solid shot nonetheless.

Around the green: Tiger's chip stops about 5 feet short of the hole, which he makes for a par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (4 under for tournament)

59 WATCH: Jim Furyk's approach from the fairway at No. 5 lands near the middle of the green and rolls to the back, leaving him about a 25-footer or so for birdie.

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No. 12: Par 4, 419 yards

Poor back-to-back bogeys from Tiger, but he again has scoring holes ahead of him with two par-5s, and short par-4s like No. 12.

Off the tee: Tiger takes fairway wood down the left side of the fairway.

Approach shot: With pitching wedge, Tiger hits a very high shot that lands under the hole and runs out onto the fringe, about 12 feet from the hole.

Around the green: Tiger putts with a 3-wood out of the fringe and it's never on the right line, sending it 2 feet past on the left. He knocks that in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (4 under for tournament)

59 WATCH: Boom. Jim Furyk sinks his birdie putt at No. 4, a 5-footer after a fantastic run-up shot that lifts him to 11 under for the day. At 10 under for the tourney, he's a shot back of leader Brandt Snedeker. But needing just one birdies to get to 59, Furyk might have more on his mind than the lead.

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No. 11: Par 3, 150 yards

Ugly bogey there from Tiger, dropping him five shots back again. Three misses inside 3 feet is very uncharacteristic for Tiger.

Off the tee: After watching Adam Scott go into the water in front of the green, Tiger takes 8-iron and plays it safe, missing the green and is in the fairway to the left of the green. Should be an easy chip to the hole.

Around the green: Tiger takes an aggressive line at the hole with the chip and it barely misses the hole, but runs 6 feet past.

On the green: Tiger hits it gently and it rims out, picking up a second consecutive bogey after three straight birdies.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (4 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Brandt Snedeker makes a 2-footer for birdie on No. 12 to move to 11 under, two clear of the field after Jim Furyk nails a 20-footer at No. 3 to go to 10 under on his round and 9 under for the tournament.

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No. 10: Par 4, 458 yards

That's three consecutive birdies to card a 1-under 34 on the front nine, and now Tiger is just three back of Brandt Snedeker.

Off the tee: Tiger likes this one - it's in the middle, so he should. Has missed only one fairway today.

Approach shot: From just under 185 yards, Tiger takes 9-iron and puts it 12 feet right of the hole.

On the green: Tiger sends his birdie attempt past by about 3 feet, playing it too far left of the hole. He misses the comebacker -- his third inside 3 feet for the tournament -- and he picks up a bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (5 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Brandt Snedeker rolls in a 25-footer for birdie on No. 11 to return to 10 under. Meanwhile, on No. 2, Jim Furyk makes a 12-fotoer for birdie to move to 9 under on the day and 8 under for the tournament.

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No. 9: Par 4, 405 yards

Brandt Snedeker drops a shot ahead of Woods on No. 9 to fall back to 9 under, two clear of Charl Schwartzel and four ahead of Tiger.

Off the tee: Splits the middle yet again. He's giving himself opportunities to attack the greens.

Approach shot: From 120 yards, Tiger gets it to about 15 feet under the hole. Solid shot, but expected better with wedge in hand.

On the green: Tiger buries this one, catching the left lip to somehow card an under-par front nine after starting with a double and adding a bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (6 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jim Furyk moves to T-2 with a birdie at No. 18 to card an 8-under 28 on the back nine. He'll need five more birdies on his final nine for a 59.

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No. 8: Par 5, 600 yards

Brandt Snedeker has moved to 10 under with a birdie at No. 7, three ahead of the field and six in front of Tiger.

Off the tee: Tiger chooses 3-wood here and sends it right, but it finds the right side of the fairway.

Second shot: From just under 250 yards, Tiger gets it on the green, leaving himself about 40 feet for eagle.

On the green: Tiger gives his eagle attempt a good run, settling 3 feet to the right of the hole for an easy birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (5 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: There are some low scores out there, as Jim Furyk and Jimmy Walker are both 6 under on their rounds, with each moving to 5 under on the tournament. Furyk is only through seven holes.

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No. 7: Par 4, 340 yards

Another short par 4 that Tiger likely needs to take advantage of, especially being six back of leader Brandt Snedeker.

Off the tee: Tiger hammers driver here and there is a big roar, as he drives the green at No. 7. He's in a bunker, however.

Around the green: Tiger nearly holes his second shot and taps in for birdie. Heads to the front-nine's only par 5 now.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (4 under for tournament)

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No. 6: Par 3, 218 yards

This round has been fairly ugly outside of his solid work off the tee. Ballstriking seems to have disappeared overnight.

Off the tee: Well, Tiger holds his first green of the day, so he's 1-for-6. Bad news? He has 40 feet for birdie.

On the green: He burns the edge on his birdie attempt, settling less than an inch from the cup and picks up an easy par here. Needs to get something going.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (3 under for tournament)

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No. 5: Par 4, 470 yards

Tiger's iron play has been the problem today, as he has yet to hit a green in regulation, which won't lead to many birdies.

Off the tee: After a long wait, Tiger finds the fairway on the dogleg right and should be able to attack with his second.

Approach shot: From just over 200 yards out, Tiger comes up short of the green, but is on the short stuff and will chip for birdie. He's 0-for-5 on greens now.

Around the green: Tiger plays a sloppy third shot here, sending it 15 feet past the hole and will have that to save par.

On the green: He can't get the par-saving putt to drop and he picks up a bogey and is again six back of Snedeker.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (3 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Sergio Garcia went birdie-eagle-birdie on Nos. 7-9 to move to 4 under on his round and is now 5 under for the tournament. Meanwhile, Brandt Snedeker has a three-shot lead on the field, with Kevin Streelman, Zach Johnson and Charl Schwartzel all tied for second.

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No. 4: Par 4, 486 yards

That was a nice bounce-back birdie from Tiger, who moves back into the top 10 with that birdie on No. 3.

Off the tee: Another fairway metal here and he splits another fairway. That's 3-for-3. Can he hit his first green in regulation now?

Approach shot: Well, the quick answer is no. Tiger has a one-handed follow through here and misses the green left. A day after being dialed into the greens, he seems out of sorts with his irons today.

Around the green: Tiger catches lip with his chip, but it settles 5 feet past for a chance to save par.

On the green: Nice par save from Tiger here, although his tee shot should have put him in attack mode vs. scramble mode.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (4 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rickie Fowler keeps rising, capping a 6-under front nine with an eagle at the par-4 No. 9 hole – holing out from about 100 yards. That's a 29 going out for the Oklahoma State product, who's T-30 at even par as a result despite a 77 yesterday.

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No. 3: Par 4, 402 yards

There are scoring holes at Conway, so Tiger has plenty of time to get back into the thick of things, especially since scoring is tougher today.

Off the tee: Fairway wood here and he splits another fairway. Needs to find a green in regulation if he is going to make up for his first hole.

Approach shot: Tiger hits a nice shot here that settles just off the green – so technically, that's 0-for-3 on greens hit.

Around the green: Putting from 25 feet, Tiger buries it for his first hole in the red today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (4 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Phil Mickelson got out to a decent start with a birdie at his second hole, No. 11, that moved him to 2 under for the week. Things quickly devolved from there, however, with bogeys on three of his next four holes – dropping him to T-43 and 1 over. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy cards a much-needed birdie at No. 9 – it leaves him 5 over on the front, still dead last in the field at 12 over. It's a no-cut event, so McIlroy still has 45 holes to manage something of a miracle here, but at 41st in points and a lot of ground needing to be gained here, it's likely the last event of the FedEx Cup for McIlroy.

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No. 2: Par 3, 196 yards

That was about as bad of a start that you can have when you are trying to chase down a hot golfer like Brandt Snedeker.

Off the tee: Tiger comes up just short of the green at the par 3, with the pin in the front right.

Around the green: After missing his second green to open the day, Tiger leaves his birdie try within tap-in range and he settles for a par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (3 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Leader Brandt Snedeker picks up right where he left off, birdieing No. 1 to move to 9 under, two shots ahead of Zach Johnson, and following with a par at No. 2.

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No. 1: Par 4, 355 yards

Scoring conditions are not as prime as they were on Thursday, which is why Tiger wasn't so happy with his two par misses inside of 3 feet in the first round. Still only three off the lead as he takes to the first tee.

Off the tee: Tiger takes iron and simply smashes it down the middle of the fairway.

Approach shot: Overcooks this one and sends it left of the green. He hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation on Thursday.

Around the green: From some dirt, Tiger can't get his chip to the green and then chunks his fourth, leaving himself 15 feet to just save bogey.

On the green: Tiger misses his bogey attempt and opens with a double bogey on one of the course's shortest holes. Made a mess around the green there and now will be fighting an uphill battle to get back in contention.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (3 under for tournament)

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Update #3: 12:28 p.m. EDT

After a dismal 6-over 77 on Thursday that even saw him 9 over at one point in the round, Rickie Fowler seems to have found his mojo, picking up three consecutive birdies from Nos. 2 through 4 and is 3 under on his round, 3 over for the tournament.

Fowler is still projected to be outside the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings, leaving him without a spot in the Tour Championship next week. He has made only one appearance in Atlanta in his career – last season.

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Update #2: 12:23 p.m. EDT

Scoring conditions are definitely tougher on Friday, with winds kicking up. Hunter Mahan does, however, make an early move with a birdie at the par-3 2nd hole to move to 4 under.

Mahan has only four top-10 finishes in 24 PGA Tour starts this season, but does have 14 top-25 showings. Despite no victories, the Oklahoma State product has still racked up more than $2.5 million in earnings this season.

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Update #1: 11:55 a.m. EDT

Play is underway at Conway Farms, and it's a chilly one relative to yesterday. It is currently 62 degrees, which will be the high for the day, with a low of 44 later tonight. There is zero chance of rain, with sunny skies in the forecast all day long.

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Thursday's coverage

5 Things: Snedeker shines while McIlroy falters

No one – not even Tiger Woods – has successfully defended a FedEx Cup victory. Behind an 8-under 63 in Thursday's first round of the BMW Championship, Brandt Snedeker is trying to get himself into position to do exactly that.

Woods sees room to improve on opening 66 at BMW

Tiger Woods made seven birdies and shot 5-under-par 66 in the BMW Championship first round. Yet he said, “I didn’t get anything out of it.”

Mickelson gets going late at BMW in 1-under 70

Phil Mickelson arrived late and, no surprise, started slowly on a Conway Farms course he had never seen before. But late in the round he managed three consecutive birdies, two of them produced with familiar and flashy wedge shots, and ended up with a 1-under 70, good for a tie for 18th.

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With only two events left in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, each tournament takes on a new importance as the world's best fight for the $10 million prize for the winner. Not a bad time to roll off seven straight birdies – which is exactly what Brandt Snedeker did during the first round of the BMW Championship.

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