Jim Furyk US Masters Golfers


American, Jim Furyk is currently ranked number 3 on the official World Golf rankings, following Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Although he will not set the world alight with charisma, Furyk has played good, consistent golf for most of his career. He has, however, only won a single Major, the 2003 US Open.
Furyk is also known for his unconventional swing, which has been described as “an octopus falling out of a tree,” by one American golf commentator. Early in his career his trademark loopy swing raised quite a few eyebrows, as the movement was considered different, and perhaps unfair.
Furyk turned professional in 1992 and won at least one tournament each year on the PGA Tour between 1998 and 2003. Quite a remarkable feat, when you consider that talented young Spaniard, Sergio Garcia has not won a single tournament on either tour since 2005!
Apart from his consistency, he has also shown his class when he tied the record for the lowest 72-hole score in US Open history to win his first and only Major.
He took time off in 2004 to deal with a wrist injury, but returned to golf a year later in good form and fought his way back into the top ten ranking.
He finished a career-high second on the money list and lifted the Vardon Trophy in 2006. In the same year he celebrated his career-best 13 top-ten finishes, which included nine top-3s, four 2nd place finishes and two victories. His best results at the Majors are:

  • US Masters – 4th in 1998 & 2003
  • US Open – winner in 2003
  • The Open Championship (British Open) – 4th in 1997 & 2006
  • PGA Championship – tied 6th in 1997

Jim Furyk has been up there challenging the best for most of his career. There is absolutely no reason why he cannot add to his one and only Major, and by the looks of his current form, he will definitely be in contention for the 2009 US Masters Tournament at Augusta National in April.
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