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Furyk’s Shares Thoughts On US Open

Jim Furyk, the 46 year old golfer, has PGA Tour Championships far and wide between.

After winning the PGA Tour Championship at the end of the season in 2010, he has won just another tournament and that was in April 2015. The venue was South Carolina’s Harbor Town.

Furyk suffered a wrist injury in 2015 that needed a correction surgery. Jim was in rehab and rest for about three months and has now played in just a few events in 2016. He said that his putting is good and wants to improve his overall game very soon to be highly competitive.

Jim’s best performance so far this year has been at the Memorial in Ohio, where he reached the 17th place. This is the same place where he had won in 2002. Jim has a US Open win to his credit that he achieved in 2013 at the Olympic Fields in Chicago. He has also finished twice as runner up in the event.

Oakmont hosted the US Open in 2007 and this was when Jim Furyk came very close to winning the title and fell short by just one shot behind the eventual champion Angel Cabrera. He recalled all the events that unfolded on that day when he participated in the tournament this year. He recalled that he hit three drivers on the final day Sunday to get to the green in less than regulation. All the three attempts made bogey.
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Masters: Knoxville man Josh Cassell caddying for Jason Dufner

Jason Dufner called up an audible before going to the Augusta National Golf Club for Masters Tournament, this week.

The 4 time PGA Tour champ and 1 time major champ worked most of the last thirteen seasons with caddy Kevin Baile, before he made a switch in February.
Fountain City native and veteran caddy Josh Cassell is Jason Dufners caddie for Masters. Cassell, who is a Central High School graduate, told that he met Jason through a friend of a friend. A buddy of his had contacted him. He does not really know the specifics on Kevin. This is not for him to comment on.
He is working for Jason for the rest of the year. Jason Dufner, who won the 2013 PGA Championship, denied an interview request with News Sentinel later on Tuesday. Baile denied another through social media. The twain spent most of the last thirteen seasons working with each other, save Baile’s 2013 neck injury which forced veteran caddy Adam Hayes to take his place for a short period of time.
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Furyk Ends A Five Year Of Trophy Less Drought With A RBC Heritage Playoff Win

Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage title at Hilton Head after defeating Kevin Kisner on the second play-off hole. The last time Furyk won a title was all the way back in 2010.

44 years old American professional golfer Furyk smashed the final round of 63, eight under par including six birdies on first nine holes, which helped him move ahead of Troy Merritt. Kisner also tied at 18 under after a birdie. After the first playoff hole both Furyk and Kisner went for birdies on the 18th. But at the end Furyk claimed the title and won the tartan jacket after dropping in his second shot at the par-three 17th from 12ft, which Kisner had come up short.

Furyk celebrated his 17th PGA Tour win with his signature fist pumps which he first did when he won the title of FedEx Cup almost five years ago. Merritt got the third position on 16 under which is one stroke ahead of Brendon Todd. While the defending champion, Matt Kuchar got the fifth position. Read more »

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Jim Furyk looking to the future

While most of his peers have been struggling over the years with injuries, dips in forms or illness, including the legendary figures of Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk has managed to keep his body fighting fit, and with that, his game at a highly consistent level.

Speaking to the press, the gentleman golfer said that he has been very fortunate on the injury front but admitted that he is in a sport where it can go at the snap of a finger. He added that if something happened to his back at this stage, it would be very tricky for him to come back from there. He mentioned that he had always been into workouts – it is something that not only keeps him fit but he feels good as well.

Having won just one major title in his career that came 12 years back with the US Open, Jim Furyk is looking to add some more titles to his name between now and the end of his career. He knows time is not on his side and mentioned that he has been very fortunate with injuries and he wants to make the most of the time he has. Read more »

Jim Furyk To Receive Jim Murrray Award

Jim Furyk along with Jarrod Lyle and Doc Griffin will be honored by the Golf Writers Association of America. The award will be given on the basis of the contributions of these golfers to the sport. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in the month of April this year at the Annual Awards dinner.

Jim Furyk will also be the recipient of the Jim Murray award for being cooperative with the media.

Jim Furyk has said that he never considered cooperating with the media to be a tough job at all. He considers that being cooperative with the media is one of the jobs of professional Golfers. He also said that he considers it to be a responsibility to let the readers know what is happening and he also said that he thought it important to share his thoughts with the media. Read more »