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. (more…)

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Paul Casey Wins Dutch Open 2014

The English golfer Paul Casey said that he was “over the moon” on his winning the Dutch Open on 14th September. He has recently become a father. His wife, Pollyanna Woodward, Television presenter by profession, has given birth to their first child about two weeks before his winning. Casey said that he was ecstatic because this was his first tournament as a father and his first win as a father.

Casey also added that he was emotional because he didn’t care if he performed well or not because in either case he would be going home to his child. But when he got to the last three holes that he felt motivated about winning.

For Casey, winning the title of 13th European Tour was just at the right time, as his aim is to reach the top 50 of world ranking, at the end of the year which would qualify him for all the major tournaments thereby making it easy for him to play globally.

Casey said that the tournament has a lot of history and the crowd is the best in the world of golf, and the week’s turnout has been exceptional.

For Casey, it was a tough course and he said that his plan was to have “fun” with it, to the best of his ability, he said that he planned to make it entertaining for him, put much concentration on every shot and play in a relaxed manner and if he could, play a bit aggressively. He said that throwing in the birdies earlier was crucial and it lessened the pressure. But it became tough in the end, but he is quite happy at how he managed to enjoy himself at the course and managed to stay focused enough to win.

Andy Sullivan managed to secure the 3d place, winning him a trip to space that is worth $100000, though he was not sure if he’d be going

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Steve Stricker

Steve Striker, an American professional golfer, plays on the PGA Tour and has 12 tournaments to his name including the 2001 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and two FedEx Cup playoff events. Striker was born in Edgerton and grew up playing golf at the Lake Ripley Country Club in Cambridge.

He turned professional in 1990 and started his career at the Canadian Professional Golf Tour. After that Striker joined the PGA Tour in 1994 and his first success at the top level arrived in 1996 when he notched up two wins at Kemper Open and Motorola Western Open. He finished runners up in the 1998 PGA Championship which is his best result at a major championship till date. Steve won his third and most prestigious PGA tour title at 2001 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship by defeating Pierre Fulke.

Steve Striker lost his PGA Tour card in 2004 after going through a slump period and several years of poor form. In 2006 he returned to the PGA Tour and he was voted for the PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year.  He won The Barclays Tournament in 2007 and also earned a spot for himself at 2007 President Cup team. He ended that year on No. 4 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking and finished off with a runners-up trophy at the 2007 FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Striker enjoyed his most successful season on PGA Tour in 2009 with three tournament wins and acquired the 2nd most amount of money. He first won at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, then followed it up with a win at the John Deere Classic in Silvis and lastly won the Deutsche Bank Championship on September.

Steve Stricker won his last tournament on the PGA Tour at Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in 2012. He has been considered as one of the best players without a Major Championship.

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