Conor O’Hehir • Tom Lee
Jim Furyk is one of the most experienced and successful players currently on tour having been a major factor in the game for the past 20 years, Born in West Chester, Furyk graduated from the University of Arizona before turning pro back in 1992 and he was quick to make a mark in the paid ranks. Furyk had plenty of success on the Nike Tour before joining the PGA Tour in 1994 and he was soon in the winners enclosure for real on the big stage.
Furyk picked up his first PGA Tour title in 1995 at the Las Vegas Invitational which was a tournament he has since won on another couple of occasions. That win saw Furyk jump onto the big stage and a number of other success followed including at Doral in 2000 and the Memorial back in 2002. His next tour success was the biggest of his career in 2003 when he won the US Open at Olympia Fields in fins style. He won that tournament by a convincing three strokes to confirm himself as one of the biggest names in the sport.
So far, that US Open win in 2003 remains the only major on the CV of Furyk but he has achieved plenty more besides. In 2010 we saw Furyk bounce back to form in stunning style as he won three times on the PGA Tour, including the Tour Championship, to claim the Fedex Championships for the first time. That was a remarkable triumph for Furyk as he entered his 40's and proved he is still more than capable of mixing it with the big boys.
Furyk is perhaps best known for his unconventional loop swing but that has certainly not hindered his career so far. Furyk has been a regular on the Ryder Cup team for America since 1997 although his individual record is not particularly impressive. Captains have clearly enjoyed having him on their team though with his experience an asset for a team with plenty of young players involved.
Height: 187cm | Weight: 84kg | Birth Place: West Chester, P | Born: 1970-05-12