Who's who in golf - Jim Furyk


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Name: - James Michael "Jim" Furyk
Country: - USA
Born : - May 12, 1970 in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Original Home/Club: - Meadia Heights GC, Lancaster, PA.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1992
Sponsor / Attachment: - Srixon

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (2003). Ryder Cup player (1997, '99, 2002, '04, '06, '08, '10, '12, '14). Ryder Cup captain (2018). Presidents Cup player (1998, 2000, '03, '05, '07, '09, '11). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour, Sunshine Tour and Argentine Open winner (1997). FedEx Cup Champion (2010).


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Known by some as "The Grinder", Furyk turned professional in 1992, joining the PGA Tour in 1994. Between 1998 and 2003 he won at least one tournament a year on the Tour, and several more thereafter. A world Top 10 player for much of his playing career, Furyk was appointed the U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Furyk's biggest win to date came in the 2003 U.S. Open. In the process of winning his first major championship, he tied the record for the lowest 72-hole score in U.S. Open history. In 2016 his name was again etched into the record books, this time as the first player to shoot 58 for a single round in a PGA Tour event. It also made him the first PGA Tour player to have two sub-60 rounds to his name.

Furyk's unconventional, looping golf swing has served him well. During his amateur and professional career, he has had only one swing coach and mentor - his father, Mike. Jim lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, not far from TPC Sawgrass.


Top tournaments won by Jim Furyk

2015Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town266 (-18)$1,062,000
Played as the RBC Heritage (April 16-19). Furyk (USA) beat Kevin Kisner (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
2010Men AwardsFedExCup - PGA Tr2,980 pts$10 million
Jim Furyk (USA) won the PGA Tour season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Matt Kuchar (USA) was second with 2728 pts. Luke Donald (Eng) was third with 2700 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.
2010Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town271 (-13)$1,026,000
Played as the Verizon Heritage (April 15-18). Furyk (USA) beat Brian Davis (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
2010Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Am60 ptsn/a
Furyk (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average). Furyk accumulated 60 pts; Steve Stricker (USA) and Matt Kuchar (USA) were tied second with 50 pts.
2010Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Furyk (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2010Men AmericaTour Championship (PGA Tr)East Lake GC272 (-8)$1,350,000
Played as the Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola (Sept 23-26; last of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Furyk (USA), who gained enough points to win the season-long FedEx Cup and associated $10 million bonus. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].
2010Men AmericaValspar ChampionshipInnisbrook Resort271 (-13)$972,000
Played as the Transitions Championship (March 18-21). Second-placed Kyung-Ju "KJ" Choi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Furyk (USA), who recorded his first win since 2007. [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
2009Men AmericaWorld ChallengeSherwood CC275 (-13)$1,350,000
Played as the Chevron World Challenge (Dec 3-6; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Furyk (USA). Tiger Woods was unable to attend, following a car accident outside his Florida home. [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
2008Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfMid Ocean Club136 (-4)$600,000
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Oct 14/15; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Tied after 36 holes, Furyk (standing in for US Open winner Tiger Woods) beat Padriag Harrington (The Open & US PGA) with an eagle at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). Third on 141 was Retief Goosen (previous major winner). Fourth on 145 was Trevor Immelman (The Masters). [Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town, Bermuda].
2007Men AmericaCanadian OpenAngus Glen268 (-16)$900,000
Played as the Canadian Open presented by Franklin Templeton Investments (July 26-29). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Furyk (USA). [North course, Angus Glen GC, Markham, nr Toronto, Ont.].
2006Men AmericaCanadian OpenHamilton G&CC, Ont.266 (-14)$900,000
Played as the Canadian Open (Sept 7-10). Second-placed Brad Bryant (USA) finished 1 shot behind Furyk (USA). [Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster, Ontario].
2006Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am68.86n/a
Furyk (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Adam Scott (Aus) was second with 68.95; Luke Donald (Eng) was third with 69.17. Tiger Woods (USA) averaged 68.11, but was ineligible for the Trophy having played only 55 rounds.
2006Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC276 (-12)$1,200,000
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Nov 30-Dec 3; Sunshine Tr 2006/07 season; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Furyk (USA). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, RSA].
2006Men AmericaWells Fargo Ch'shipQuail Hollow Club276 (-12)$1,134,000
Played as the Wachovia Championship (May 4-7). Jim Furyk (USA) beat Trevor Immelman (RSA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
2005Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Cog Hill270 (-14)$900,000
Played as the Cialis Western Open (Jun 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Furyk (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2005Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC282 (-6)$1,200,000
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Dec 3-6; unofficial event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Jim Furyk (USA) beat Adam Scott (Aus) and Darren Clarke (N.Ire) at the second playoff hole. Retief Goosen (RSA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, RSA].
2003Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills267 (-21)$720,000
Played as the Buick Open (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Briny Baird (USA), Chris DiMarco (USA), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) and defending champion Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Furyk (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
2003Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfPoipu Bay GC135 (-9)$400,000
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Dec 5/6; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Mike Weir (The Masters) finished 8 shots behind Furyk (US Open). Third on 145 was Shaun Micheel (US PGA). Fourth on 146 was Ben Curtis (The Open). [Poipu Bay GC, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands].
2003Men MajorsUS OpenOlympia Fields272 (-8)$1,080,000
The US Open (93rd) (June 17-20). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 2 shots behind Janzen (USA), who tied Jack Nicklaus's 1980 record low score for 72 holes in the US Open. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
2002Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village274 (-14)$810,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 23-26). Second-placed John Cook (USA) and David Peoples (USA) finished 2 shots behind Furyk (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
2001Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Kapalua Resort274 (-18)$630,000
Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 11-14). Second-placed Rory Sabbatini (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Furyk (USA). [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
2000Men AmericaDoral OpenDoral Golf Resort265 (-23)$540,000
Played as the Doral Ryder Open. Second-placed Franklin Langham (USA) finished 2 shots behind Furyk (USA). [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
1999Men AmericaShriners Hosp. OpenTPC Summerlin331 (-29)$450,000
Played as the Las Vegas Invitational (Oct 13-17). Second-placed Jonathan Kaye (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Furyk (USA), who recorded his third win in this event. [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Las Vegas CC and Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC)].
1998Men AmericaGillette Tour ChallengeMid Ocean Club60 (-11)$150,000
Played as the Gillette Tour Challenge (Sept 29; unofficial money best-ball event involving eight teams that comprised a PGA Tr, LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). The team of Jim Furyk (USA), Michelle McGann (USA) & Lee Trevino (USA) beat the second-placed teams of Payne Stewart (USA), Annika Sörenstam (Swe) & Jay Sigel (USA) and Robert Gamez (USA), Chris Johnson (USA) & Gil Morgan (USA) in a one-shot nearest-the-pin playoff (203-yard par-3 17th). [Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town, Bermuda].
1998Men AmericaShriners Hosp. OpenTPC Summerlin335 (-25)$360,000
Played as the Las Vegas Invitational (Oct 14-18). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 1 shot behind Furyk (USA), who recorded his second win in this event. [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Las Vegas CC and Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC)].
1997Men AmericaArgentine OpenJockey Club, Arg275 (-5)US$70,000
Played as the Argentine Open (Abierto de la Republica/Argentina). Chris DiMarco (USA), Tim Hegna (USA) and Mathias Gronberg (Swe) finished in second place behind Furyk (USA). Furyk was handed victory just before the start of a three-way playoff, when it was discovered his playoff competitors, Eduardo Romero and Vincente Fernandez, had used the wrong scorecards in the final round. [Jockey Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina].
1996Men AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC277 (-11)$216,000
Played as the United Airlines Hawaiian Open (Feb 15-18). Furyk (USA) beat Brad Faxon (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
1995Men AmericaKapalua Intl.Kapalua Resort271 (-19)$180,000
Played as the Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International (Nov 2-5; PGA Tour post-season unofficial money event). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng), Jim McGovern (USA) and Russ Cochran (USA) finished 2 shots behind Furyk (USA). [Plantation course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii; Bay course also used for earlier rounds].
1995Men AmericaShriners Hosp. OpenTPC Summerlin331 (-28)$270,000
Played as the Las Vegas Invitational (Oct 11-15). Second-placed Billy Mayfair (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Furyk (USA). [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Las Vegas CC and Las Vegas Hilton CC (now Las Vegas National GC)].

 

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