LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jim Furyk birdied two of his last holes, stuffing a gap wedge into just over 3 feet on his final hole at the BMW Championship, and knocked in the putt to become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59.
It gave Furyk a share of the lead at the BMW Championship at 11-under 131 with Brandt Snedeker, who was nine shots clear of Furyk at the start of the day and shot 68.
It was the first 59 on the PGA Tour since Stuart Appleby in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic in 2010. The others with a 59 were Al Geiberger in the 1977 Memphis Classic; Chip Beck in the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational; David Duval in the 1999 Bob Hope Classic; and Paul Goydos in the 2010 John Deere Classic.
Zach Johnson was three strokes back after a 70. Nick Watney (69), Jordan Spieth (65), Kevin Streelman (70), Charl Schwartzel (70) and Ryan Moore (69) were at 6 under.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Mika Miyazato of Japan shot a 6-under 65 to take the lead after the rain-delayed first round of the Evian Championship, the year's fifth and final major.
The tournament was shortened to 54 holes after Thursday's play was washed out.
Top-ranked Inbee Park, making a bid for golf history, got off to a bad start with a 74. The 25-year-old South Korean is trying to become the first professional to win four majors in a season.
Suzann Pettersen of Norway bogeyed the last hole to fall one shot behind Miyazato, along with Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak of South Korea and Sandra Gal of Germany.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bonds' obstruction-of-justice conviction stemming from rambling testimony he gave during a 2003 appearance before a grand jury investigating elite athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Bonds' testimony was "evasive" and capable of misleading investigators and hindering their probe into a performance-enhancing-drug ring centered at the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, better known as BALCO.
In a statement, Bonds said he was disappointed but he has instructed his attorneys to ask that he be allowed to immediately begin serving his sentence of 30 days of house arrest and two years of probation.
TORONTO (AP) — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis hit his 50th home run of the season, connecting for a solo shot against Toronto.
Davis matched the Orioles' record set by Brady Anderson in 1996 and became baseball's first 50-homer man since Toronto's Jose Bautista hit 54 in 2010.
Overall, Davis is the 27th player to join the 50-homer club. He hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning against All-Star righty Steve Delabar. Davis is the third player in major league history to hit 50 homers and 40 doubles in the same season, joining Babe Ruth (1921) and Albert Belle (1995).
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jeff Gordon was added to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when NASCAR chairman Brian France used his power to make an unprecedented expansion to the field after two separate investigations into radio chatter revealed numerous instances of race manipulation.
France determined Gordon did not have a fair chance to race his way into the 12-driver field last Saturday night at Richmond because of the actions of at least three organizations over the closing laps at Richmond.
The four-time NASCAR champion was bumped from eligibility by Joey Logano, who unknowingly received assistance from two Michael Waltrip Racing drivers trying to aid their teammate. Logano also picked up another track position when David Gilliland apparently moved aside when Gilliland's team tried to bargain with Penske Racing over the radio.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Sophomore guard Kerwin Okoro will be allowed to play for Rutgers this season after he was granted an NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility following his transfer from Iowa State.
Rutgers announced the NCAA's reversal after Okoro's initial request was rejected by the governing body last month.
Okoro, a high school star at St. Raymond's High in New York, appeared in only nine games for the Cyclones as a freshman while dealing with the death of his 28-year-old brother due to colon cancer just two months after their 72-year-old father died after a stroke.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx have signed All-Star forward Seimone Augustus to a three-year contract extension.
Augustus is in her eighth season with the Lynx, who took her No. 1 overall in the 2006 draft. She is averaging 16.3 points this season and shooting a career-high 51.6 percent from the field to help the Lynx lock up the top seed in the Western Conference.
The signing of Augustus comes a week after the Lynx locked in point guard Lindsay Whalen on a three-year deal as well. The two have teamed with Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson to lead the Lynx to two straight WNBA finals, including the championship in 2011.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley will miss three weeks after undergoing a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.
General manager Jim Nill said on the second day of the team's three-day training camp that the 31-year-old Peverley might miss the first couple of games of the regular season. Dallas opens against Florida on Oct. 3.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo agreed on a seven-year, $45.5 million contract with a no-trade clause over the final three years, ending a brief holdout.
The deal was announced one day after the first practice of training camp. General manager Doug Armstrong said it was a strong signal that the Blues intend for the 23-year-old Pietrangelo, the fourth overall pick of the 2008 draft and one of the top offensive defensemen in the NHL, to spend his career in St. Louis.