May 20, 2023

Jim Furyk - Part 3 (Tour Wins, The Tour Championship and Shooting 58)

Jim Furyk - Part 3 (Tour Wins, The Tour Championship and Shooting 58)

Mr. "58", Jim Furyk looks back on many of his 17 PGA Tour wins including his favorite golf course/event, Harbour Town Golf Link and the RBC Heritage, which he won twice. Jim talks about how injuries impacted on his record and fondly recalls his Tour Championship win at East Lake in 2010 to cap off a Player of the Year season. Listen in as he remembers going low with a 2nd round 59 at the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms and then going even lower, shooting a PGA-record 58 in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands after sinking an 8-footer to make the cut on the number. Jim Furyk is coming down the final stretch of his career story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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"FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”

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Furyk, Jim

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One of the PGA TOUR’s most recognizable and talented golfers, Jim Furyk was born on May 12, 1970 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It seems like Furyk was born to play golf; his father Mike as an assistant pro at Edgmont Country club, and young Jim was raised into the game. Jim Furyk’s only golf instruction came from his father; and many note that might account for his unusual—yet effective—swing. In addition to Edgmont Country Club, Mike Furyk also served as head pro at Uniontown Country Club.

Jim Furyk took that homegrown golf talent to play at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, where he was an All-American twice. He also led the Wildcats to their first (and thus far only) NCAA title in 1992. That same year, Furyk turned professional and the rest, as they say, is history. He joined the PGA TOUR in 1994 and has won at least one tournament each year between 1998 and 2003.

His streak took a little bit of a hit in 2004 when Furyk missed three months due to surgery to repair cartilage damage in his wrist. He soon came back into top form finishing a career-high second on the money list in 2006. Furyk truly hit his stride in 2010, winning a career-best three tournaments on the PGA TOUR that year. The most notable victory was the season-ending Tour Championship. That victory earned him the 2010 FedEx Cup. His stellar performance in 2010 won him both the PGA Player of the Year and PGA TOUR Player of the year.