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Furyk shoots 59, shares BMW Championship lead

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk became the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 for 18 holes Friday, a round that put him in a share of the lead at the BMW Championship.

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Mickelson just misses 59 at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson came agonizingly close to shooting a 59 Thursday and settled for a 60 that gave him a four-shot lead at the Phoenix Open.

Pavin leads in search of first senior win

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Corey Pavin, in his third year on the Champions Tour and looking for his first win, shot an 8-under 64 Friday to take the lead at the Allianz Championship.

Price, Beck share lead on Champions Tour

CAP CANA, Dominican Republic, March 26 (UPI) -- Nick Price and Chip Beck shared the lead Friday after one round of the Champions Tour Cap Cana Championship in the Dominican Republic.

Six-way tie at Champions Tour event

CARY, N.C., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Last year's runner-up, Dana Quigley, played through wind and rain Friday to become part of a six-way tie for the lead after one round of the SAS Championship.

Bean shares lead on Champions Tour

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Andy Bean shot a 6-under 66 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links Friday to share the lead in the suspended first round of the First Tee Open.

Five-way tie on Champions Tour

TIMONIUM, Md., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Loren Roberts birdied four of the first six holes Thursday and shot a 3-under 67 that put him in a five-way tie after one round of the Senior Players Championship.

Edwards and McNulty share Tradition lead

SUNRIVER, Ore., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- David Edwards and Mark McNulty shared the lead after Saturday's third round of The Tradition at Sunriver, Ore., the Champions Tour's fourth major of 2007.

Romero leads PGA Senior Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., May 24 (UPI) -- Eduardo Romero conquered Hawaii's difficult Kiawah Island Ocean Course Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Senior PGA Championship.

Funk wins the AT&T event in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Fred Funk shot three straight birdies on the back nine and went on to win the AT&T Championship golf tournament in San Antonio.

Jenkins wins rain-shortened Champions

CARY, N.C., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Tom Jenkins was declared winner of the Champions Tour's SAS Championship in Cary, N.C. Sunday when wet conditions forced the cancellation of the final round.

Jenkins has senior lead in North Carolina

CARY, N.C., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Tom Jenkins used four back-nine birdies on Saturday to post a 6-under 66 and take a one-shot lead after two rounds of the seniors SAS Championship.

Bean wins the latest Champions event

CONOVER, N.C., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Andy Bean Sunday beat R.W. Eaks on the first playoff hole to win the Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Golf Classic at Conover, N.C.

Bean leads in bid for first Champions win

CONOVER, N.C., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Andy Bean posted a 2-under 70 Saturday at the Greater Hickory Classic and, at 11-under 133, is two shots ahead of U.S. Senior Open champion Allen Doyle.
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Charles Henry "Chip" Beck (born September 12, 1956) is an American golfer who was a three time All-American at the University of Georgia. He has four victories on the PGA Tour and twenty runner-up finishes. He spent 40 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings between 1988 and 1989.

Beck was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was the runner-up at the 1993 Masters Tournament, and was tied for runner-up at the 1986 and 1989 U.S. Open championships. He is also noted for his stellar play at the 1991 Ryder Cup held at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort and is a three time Ryder Cup participant, also playing in 1989 and 1993 at The Belfry Golf & Country Club in Sutton Coldfield, England. He won the Vardon Trophy in 1988.

Beck shot a round of 59 in the third round of the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational on the Sunrise Golf Club (par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of only five players in the history of the PGA Tour ever to do so. His round included 5 pars and 13 birdies (a PGA Tour record for birdies in one round) including a three footer on the 18th hole. Beck finished tied for third in the tournament. He also shot a hole-in-one (also a double eagle) at the par-4 9th hole in the first round of the 2003 Omaha Classic, a Nationwide Tour event. It was the first in Nationwide Tour history and second recorded in the history of the PGA Tour umbrella combined.

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