Happy in Hawaii
(12/6/03) — After accepting the 2003 PGA Grand Slam of Golf trophy, Jim Furyk smiled sheepishly and said, "We should bring more events to the islands." Can you blame him? Along with his eight-shot Grand Slam triumph, completed Saturday with a solid 68 at Poipu Bay, Furyk has two other wins and more than $2.2 million in career winnings in Hawaii. Full Story
Jim dandy on first day
(12/5/03) — Jim Furyk loves Hawaii so much he built a second home there recently. If he continues to play the way he did Friday in the first round of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, that second home might become his first. The reigning U.S. Open champion tamed the trade winds that whipped across Poipu Bay Golf Course for a 5-under 67 that left him with a comfortable five-stroke lead over Mike Weir.
Thursday December 4, 2003
Master of the Majors
Predicting the outcome of a golf tournament is a mission of impossible
proportions. But when the field includes only four players -- major
championship winners, at that -- you're chances improve dramatically.
Especially when you have history on your side. And while we're not
making any predictions for the 2003 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, our research
says to put your faith in Masters champion Mike Weir.
Monday December 1, 2003
When was the last time Masters champion Mike Weir paid for a golf ball? Or what's Jim Furyk's favorite golf hole, Ben Curtis' dream foursome, or Shaun Micheel's favorite club? Find out in our exclusive 20 Questions with this year's PGA Grand Slam participants and caddies.
Scaling golf's major mountains
Four times a year golf's best gather to try and climb that final rung to greatness on the ladder that will define their career. Jim Huber, Turner Sports' Emmy Award-winning essayist, examines what separates a major champion from the rest.
Left alone to flourish
When Mike Weir was a promising junior in his native Canada, he wrote a letter to the great Jack Nicklaus asking if a young left-hander should try to learn the game right-handed. The Golden Bear wrote back, and the advice he offered made Weir a Masters champion.
Furyk finds home in Hawaii
Considering the career success he's enjoyed in Hawaii -- two wins and nearly $2 million in winnings since he joined the PGA Tour in 1994 -- it should come as no surprise that U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk and his wife built a second home on the island of Maui.