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 »
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 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 »