Furyk had a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker. He was about three hours from even teeing off when play was stopped.
No one expected another round like that from him — though Matt Kuchar had a 61 in the morning when conditions were calm.
Jim Furyk has become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59.
Right when it looked as though Justin Rose might blow a big lead, he chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole to secure a two-shot victory Sunday in the BMW Championship that sends him to East Lake for a shot at $10 million.
Even as Cog Hill played tougher under sunshine and swirling wind, Rose made only one bogey as his top challengers fell apart. He wound up with a 2-under 69 and built a four-shot lead going into the final round at Cog Hill.
It was the second victory this year for Johnson, a 26-year-old American who has quickly emerged as one of golf’s rising stars.
Woods got off to a rugged start Sunday in the BMW Championship and shot 1-under 70, leaving too far back to get into the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and qualify for the playoff finale at the Tour Championship.
Woods was in a tie for 22nd at even-par 213, some seven shots behind where he needs to finish to advance to the FedEx Cup finale.