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Jim Furyk

  • Birthplace: West Chester, Pa.
  • Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • Age: 38
  • Turned Pro: 1992
  • College: Arizona
  • Eligibility Code: 9

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Player Notes

Furyk possesses one of the most distinctive and recognizable swings on the PGA Tour, a swing that he describes as natural and athletic. His only teacher has been his father, Mike, who started Jim putting cross-handed at age seven, on the advice of Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. Furyk is considered to be one of the best putters on Tour. . .Member of the 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup Teams. . .Member of the 1998, 2000, '03, '05 and '07 Presidents Cup Teams. . .Set PGA Tour record for most money earned without a victory with $1.6 million in 1997. Since then, the total was raised to $3,721,185 by Sergio Garcia in 2007.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 1993 Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic.

PGA Tour
13 - 1995 Las Vegas Invitational; 1996 Hawaiian Open; 1998 Las Vegas Invitational; 1999 Las Vegas Invitational; 2000 Doral Ryder Open; 2001 Mercedes Championships; 2002 Memorial Tournament; 2003 U.S. Open, Buick Open, 2005 Cialis Western Open, 2006 Wachovia Championship, Canadian Open, 2007 Canadian Open.

Other
1995 Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International

Career Summary

1993 Nationwide Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.96; money - $58,240 (ranked 26th); Winner, Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.98 (ranked T65th); money - $236,603 (ranked 78th); best finish - T5th, Las Vegas Invitational.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.04 (ranked T72nd); money - $535,380 (ranked 33rd); Winner, Las Vegas Invitational.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.63 (ranked T41st); money - $738,950 (ranked 26th); Winner, Hawaiian Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average - 69.50 (ranked 4th); money - $2,054,334 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Las Vegas Invitational.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 69.67 (ranked 6th); money - $1,827,593 (ranked 12th); Winner, Las Vegas Invitational.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 95; in money -24; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $1,940,519 (ranked 17th); Winner, at the Genuity Championship

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.06 / (15th); driving distance - 269.9 / (136th); driving accuracy -75.2% / (14th); GIR - 68.0% / (45th); putting - 1.757 / (45th); birdie average - 3.61 per rd / (61st) / total birdies - 343; sand saves - 59.3% / (33rd); scrambling - 63.2% / (22nd); all-around rank - 518 / (39th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 88; in money -19; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $2,540,734 (ranked 13th); Winner, at the Mercedes Championships

2001 Stats
scoring average - 69.92 / (14th); driving distance - 272.5 / (164th); driving accuracy -75.7% / (7th); GIR - 70.5% / (17); putting - 1.738 / (19th); birdie average - 4.03 per rd / (20th) / total birdies - 355; sand saves - 55.4% / (54th); scrambling - 64.9% / (12th); all-around rank - 431 / (18th).

2002 Notes
Another consistent year with eight Top-10 finishes. Was under par in 55 of his 85 rounds.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 85; in money -19; Top-10 finishes - 9; money - $2,363,250 (ranked 14th); Winner, at the Memorial Tournament

2002 Stats
scoring average - 70.16 / (16th); driving distance - 271.8 / (173rd); driving accuracy -77.6% / (3rd); GIR - 71.7% / (2nd); putting - 1.777 / (114th); birdie average - 3.53 per rd / (118th) / total birdies - 300; sand saves - 51.9% / (79th); all-around rank - 694 / (71st).

2003 Notes
Has won more than $1 million every year since 1997. Since 1995 has finished no worse than 33rd on the money list

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 101; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 15; money - $5,182,865; (ranked 4th); best finish - Won at the U.S. Open & Buick Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 69.10 / (5th); driving distance - 281.3 / (131st); driving accuracy - 75.7% / (4th); GIR - 70.3% / (6th); putting - 1.736 / (14th); birdie average - 4.00 per rd / (18th) / total birdies - 404; sand saves - 47.9% / (128th); all-around rank - 330 / (6th).

2004 Notes
Did not have a win for the first time since the 1997 season, ending the second-best win streak on the PGA TOUR. . .Had arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left wrist on March 22, which sidelined him for nearly three months.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; rounds played - 44; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $691,675; (ranked 116th); best finish - T6th at the Buick Open.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.78 / (na); driving distance - 278.5 / (na); driving accuracy - 74.3% / (na); GIR - 69.4% / (na); putting - 1.998 / (na); birdie average - 3.20 per rd / (na) / total birdies - 141; sand saves - 43.3% / (na); all-around rank - / (na).

2005 Notes
Finished in the top five (No. 4) on the PGA Tour money list for the third time in his 12-year career in a season which included his 10th Tour win and a career-high four runner-up finishes.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 93; in money - 147; Top-10 finishes - 10; money - $4,255,369; (ranked 4th); best finish - Win at the Cialis Western Open

2005 Stats
scoring average - 69.27 / (3rd); driving distance - 280.0 / (170th); driving accuracy - 68.1% / (31st); GIR - 69.8% / (7th); putting - 1.747 / (19th); birdie average - 3.82 per rd / (19th) / total birdies - 355; sand saves - 58.7% / (11th); all-around rank - 353 / (3rd).

2006 Notes
Finished a career-best second on the PGA Tour money list and won twice in a season for just the second time (2003). Has now collected at least one victory in 10 of his 13 seasons on Tour. . .Led in Top-5s with 11, including nine top-threes. Shared PGA Tour lead in Top-10 with Vijay Singh (13). . .Won his first Vardon Trophy awarded by the PGA of America for best scoring average - on the PGA Tour (68.86), finished second on Tour, where the minimum number of rounds to qualify is 50 (Tiger Woods- 68.11).

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 88; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 13; money - $7,213,316; (ranked 2nd); best finish - Win at the Wachovia Championship & Canadian Open

2006 Stats
scoring average - 68.86 / (2nd); driving distance - 281.9 / (159th); driving accuracy - 73.8% / (8th); GIR - 70.7% / (4th); putting - 1.742 / (8th); birdie average - 4.05 per rd / (5th) / total birdies - 356; sand saves - 47.6% / (116th); all-around rank - 469 / (15th).

2007 Notes
Great year with his 13th PGA Tour win and exceeding $4 million dollars for the third consecutive year. Did have some back problems in which he rested it after the Presidents Cup.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 82; in money - 20; Top-10 Finishes - 8; money - $4,154,046; (ranked 7th); best finish - Winner at the Canadian Open

2007 Stats
scoring average - 69.47 / (6th); driving distance - 279.7 / (171st); driving accuracy - 74.3% / (3rd); GIR - 69.4% / (6th); putting - 1.778 / (66th); birdie average - 3.61 per rd / (32nd) / total birdies - 296; sand saves - 50.9% / (82nd); all-around rank - 535 / (21st).

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