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Jim Furyk

  • Birthplace: West Chester, PA
  • Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Birth Date: May 12, 1970
  • height: 6-2
  • Turned Pro: 1992

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PGA TOUR Victories

(13) 1995,Las Vegas Invitational. 1996,United Airlines Hawaiian Open. 1998,Las Vegas Invitational. 1999,Las Vegas Invitational. 2000,Doral-Ryder Open. 2001,Mercedes Championships. 2002,Memorial Tournament. 2003,U.S. Open Championship, Buick Open. 2005,Cialis Western Open. 2006,Wachovia Championship, Canadian Open. 2007,Canadian Open presented by Franklin Templeton Investments.

International Victories

(3): 1997 Argentine Open. 2005 Nedbank Challenge [SAf]. 2006 Nedbank Challenge [SAf].

Other Victories

(2): 1998 Fred Meyer Challenge [with David Duval]. 2003 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$2,502,165 (15)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

2-- the Memorial Tournament. 3-- World Golf Championships-CA Championship. T5-- THE PLAYERS Championship. T7-- AT&T National. T9-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. T10-- Masters Tournament.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 1, Transitions Championship. 65 at Round 4, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Finished T9 when he lost to Ross Fisher, 4 and 3, in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship...Trailed by three entering the final round of the Masters and finished T10, his fourth career top-10 at the first major championship of the season...Finished T5 at the PLAYERS Championship, his third top-5 finish in his last six starts at the tournament (T4-2003, T3-2006, T5-2009)...Closed with 11 consecutive pars in final-round 65 at Crowne Plaza Invitational for a T9, his fifth top-10 of the season...Finished second at the Memorial, one stroke behind Tiger Woods. The runner-up finish was the 21st of his career and came in his 400th career TOUR start...Earned third consecutive top-10 finish at AT&T National (T3, 2007-08) and seventh top-10 of the season with T7 at AT&T National, ranking T1 in Putts Per Round (27.2) for the week.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Las Vegas Invitational, United Airlines Hawaiian Open, Las Vegas Invitational, Las Vegas Invitational, Doral-Ryder Open, Mercedes Championships, Memorial Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, Buick Open, Cialis Western Open, Wachovia Championship, Canadian Open, Canadian Open presented by Franklin Templeton Investments.

2008 Season Highlights

Finished the season ranked eighth in the FedExCup standings, thanks to 23 made cuts in 26 starts. Despite a TOUR-high nine top-10 finishes, failed to record a victory for the first time since injury-riddled 2004 season...Finished T5 at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship, his sixth top-10 at the event since it moved to Kapalua (where Furyk owns a house) in 1999...Shot 64-68 on the weekend to finish T2 at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship, one stroke behind winner Geoff Ogilvy...Following back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006, posted his third top-10 finish at the Verizon Heritage where four rounds in the 60s resulted in a fourth-place finish...Past champion collected his fourth top-10 of the season with a seventh-place finish at the Wachovia Championship...Finished T3 at the AT&T National on the strength of a closing, 5-under 65. Joined Robert Allenby as the only players to finish in the top 10 in each of the first two AT&T Nationals held at Congressional CC...Finished T5 at the British Open. Began his British Open career with five consecutive made cuts (including three top-10 finishes and a T4 at Royal Birkdale in 1998), but then missed the cut in his next five starts (2001-05). Has since reeled off three made cuts, including a fourth-place effort in 2006, T12 in 2007 and T5 in his return to Royal Birkdale...One week after a T12 effort at The Barclays, finished T7 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, his first top-10 in two years of play in the PGA TOUR Playoffs...Improved to No. 4 on the FedExCup points list the following week with a T3 finish at the BMW Championship. Posted the week's best round with an 8-under 62 (including a front-nine 28) during the second round, equaling his career-low round...Scored the winning point in the Ryder Cup for the United States Team, beating Miguel Angel Jimenez 2 and 1 in Singles to secure the U.S. victory. Improved Ryder Cup Singles record to 4-1-1 with the win...Consecutive 69s on the weekend led to a T6 finish at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Finished fifth in the FedExCup standings.

Career Highlights

2007: Competed in all four PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events and finished 11th on the season-long points list. Captured his 13th career PGA TOUR title at the Canadian Open, where he also won in 2006. Exceeded $4 million in earnings for the third consecutive season and earned a spot on his fifth Presidents Cup team...Four rounds in the 60s at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial forced extra holes with Bernhard Langer and Rory Sabbatini. Missed 35-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to finish T2 with Langer when Sabbatini made a 15-foot birdie putt. It was his 18th PGA TOUR runner-up finish...Became the first player since Arnold Palmer in 1966-67 to be a runner-up in the U.S. Open in consecutive years, as he finished T2 (with Tiger Woods) to Angel Cabrera at Oakmont CC. Was tied for the lead until a bogey on the par-4 17th...Captured 13th career TOUR victory as he successfully defended his Canadian Open title by one stroke over Vijay Singh at age 37 years, 2 months and 17 days. First player since Jim Ferrier (1950-51) to win the Canadian Open back to back. Posted rounds of 69-66-69-64--268, overcoming the three-stroke, 54-hole lead of Singh. First player since Mark Hensby (2004 John Deere Classic) to post an ace (final round, No. 4, 209 Yards, 5-iron) and go on to win...Earned a spot on his fifth Presidents Cup team and compiled a record of 3-2-0, thus bringing his all-time record to 13-8-2. 2006: Finished a career-best second on the money list and won twice in a season for just the second time (2003). Has collected at least one victory in 11 of his 14 seasons on TOUR...Led TOUR in top-fives with 11, including nine top-threes. Shared TOUR lead in top-10s 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) but finished second on TOUR, where the minimum number of rounds to qualify is 50 (Tiger Woods- 68.11). Vardon Trophy minimum is 60...Won the Wachovia Championship in a one-hole playoff over Trevor Immelman and won the Canadian Open. Collected a runner-up finish at the Verizon Heritage for the second consecutive year...At the Wachovia Championship, had a one-shot lead through 54 holes, closed with a 1-under 71 and earned $1.134 million for his 11th career victory. Made an 8-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to force the playoff and made a 6-foot par putt on 18 to win...Finished runner-up at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Has made cuts in 12 of 13 U.S. Opens in his career and has collected five top-10 finishes, including the 2003 victory...Captured his 12th career TOUR victory at the Canadian Open. Posted rounds of 63-71-67-65--266 to edge Bart Bryant by one stroke, moving to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking...Compiled 2-3-0 record in his fifth U.S. Ryder Cup appearance...Beat Sweden's Henrik Stenson by two strokes in early December to claim a second consecutive Nedbank Challenge title in South Africa. 2005: In July, picked up his first win since the 2003 Buick Open and since his wrist surgery in early 2004 at the Cialis Western Open. Shared the first- and third-round leads. Fell four behind leader Ben Curtis through three holes of Sunday's final round but fought back with five birdies over the remainder of the round and finished with a 2-under 69 to defeat Tiger Woods by two strokes. Led the field in Greens in Regulation (75%)...Lost a four-hole playoff to Vijay Singh at the Wachovia Championship...In June, led or shared lead through the first 54 holes of the Barclays Classic, but finished one stroke behind Padraig Harrington as Irishman drained 66-foot eagle putt on 72nd hole to clinch victory. Furyk led by two strokes with three holes remaining but made consecutive bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17...Despite suffering from rib injury throughout the week, went undefeated in Presidents Cup play, posting a 3-0-2 (2-0-1 with Tiger Woods) record including a Sunday Singles victory over previously undefeated Adam Scott...Posted fourth runner-up finish of the season at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas. Carded four rounds in the 60s to match Wes Short, Jr., but tee shot on second playoff hole (par-3 17th) found water hazard. Short clinched victory with tap-in par out of a greenside bunker...Chipped in on the second playoff hole to beat Adam Scott, Retief Goosen and Darren Clarke at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa. 2004: Did not have a win for the first time since the 1997 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left wrist on March 22, which sidelined him for nearly three months. Played in 14 events, the lowest total in his 11-year TOUR career, and finished outside the top 100 on the money list for the first time. Played in the first two events of the season in Hawaii. Decided the week of the Bay Hill Invitational to have surgery after sitting out more than two months...Finished fourth on the Ryder Cup Team points list to make his fourth Ryder Cup Team. 2003: Collected first major championship of his career, the U.S. Open at Olympia Fields near Chicago. Claimed a victory in sixth consecutive season. Became 57th player to make the U.S. Open his first career major championship. Shared second-round and held third-round lead. Set 36-hole record (133), along with Vijay Singh. Set 54-hole mark (200) and tied 72-hole record (272)...With four rounds in the 60s, captured Buick Open to win twice for first time in a season and jumped to a career-best No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Held 54-hole lead and with a final-round 68, completed two-stroke victory over a group of four players that included Tiger Woods...Lost in playoff to Scott Hoch at Ford Championship at Doral...Played on his third U.S. Presidents Cup team. 2002: Won the Memorial Tournament thanks to a final-round 65 that included a chip-in for birdie on the par-3 12th hole and an eagle from the front bunker on the par-5 15th. Won by two strokes over John Cook and David Peoples, marking the fifth consecutive season with a victory. Recorded third-round ace with 5-iron from 192 yards on No. 4...Made his third appearance as a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team and compiled a 1-2-2 record. 2001: Earned sixth TOUR title at the Mercedes Championships. Was four strokes down to start the final round in Maui. Holed a 10-foot birdie putt on 72nd hole in Kapalua that put him in the lead as Rory Sabbatini missed three-foot birdie that would have forced a playoff. Victory came after slight cartilage tear in right wrist sidelined him late the previous year. Suffered injury the previous fall while trying to intercept a pass in the parking lot of a Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers NFL game...Lost in a playoff on the seventh extra hole at the World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational to Tiger Woods. Holed bunker shot for par on first playoff hole to extend the match. 2000: For the second consecutive year, missed only one cut all season, at SEI Pennsylvania Classic...Earned fifth TOUR victory at the Doral-Ryder Open. Shared first-round lead with a 7-under-par 65. Was three strokes back of Franklin Langham after 54 holes. Trailed Langham by six with seven holes to play. Shot 30 on back nine for a final-round 65 and equaled tournament record with 23-under-par 265...Member of his second U.S. Presidents Cup Team. Presidents Cup record was 3-1-0 for a two-year total of 4-4-0. 1999: Earned third Las Vegas Invitational title, becoming first successful defender. Victory started with rounds of 67-64-63 for a share of 54-hole lead. After awakening to early morning earthquake, played in 40-mph winds and shot 71 to build a three-stroke lead. Final-round 66 good enough to edge Jonathan Kaye by one stroke...A member of victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team, notching a key 4-and-3 singles victory over Sergio Garcia in Sunday's matches. Missed only one cut, at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 1998: Made cut in 24 of his 28 appearances, including a win, two seconds, two thirds and three fourths...Closed year by becoming the first player to win the Las Vegas Invitational twice. Rounds of 67-68-69-63 put him in first place after 72 holes, three strokes ahead of Mark Calcavecchia. Closed with a 68 to Calcavecchia's 66 for one-stroke victory. 1997: Set then-TOUR record for most money earned without a victory with $1,619,480, fourth on money list...Nearly had successful defense at United Airlines Hawaiian Open, losing in a playoff to Paul Stankowski...Also placed T5 at U.S. Open, fourth at British Open and T6 at PGA Championship. 1996: Won United Airlines Hawaiian Open, birdieing third playoff hole to top Brad Faxon, who made a 50-foot eagle putt on the 72nd hole to force playoff. 1995: Recorded first TOUR victory at Las Vegas Invitational. Grabbed share of lead with David Edwards after third-round 65 at TPC Summerlin. Following fourth-round 67, shared lead with Billy Mayfair. Went on to one-stroke victory over Mayfair...Three weeks later, earned unofficial victory at Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International. 1994: Recorded three top-10s as a rookie, including T7 at Northern Telecom Open, his first start of the year. 1993: Member of the Nationwide Tour, won Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic in playoff over Bob Friend...Qualified for TOUR by finishing T37 at Qualifying Tournament. Amateur: Twice named All-Pac 10 Conference and All-America at University of Arizona.

Personal

Possesses one of the PGA TOUR's less orthodox swings. His father, Mike, has been his only swing instructor...Started putting cross-handed at age 7...Never played high school football, although did play basketball as a sophomore. Played midget football until age 13...Owns a home on The Plantation Course at Kapalua, home of the SBS Championship.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

2-7

National Teams

Ryder Cup (6), 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; The Presidents Cup (5), 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007; World Cup (1), 2003.

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