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Jim Furyk

Full Name: James Michael Furyk
Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won 17 PGA Tour titles and the US Open in 2003.

Also became the 1st player to shoot 58 in a PGA Tour event and the 1st PGA Tour pro to card 2 sub-60 rounds.

Born: May 12, 1970
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 51 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 2003-06-15 US Open Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: American Jim Furyk wins his only major title by 3 from Stephen Leaney of Australia
  • 2005-09-25 Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: Chris DiMarco, Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson unbeaten as US beat International team, 18½–15½
  • 2006-06-18 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Geoff Ogilvy of Australia makes clutch pars on the final 2 holes to win by 1, as runners-up Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson all fail to par the 72nd hole
  • 2006-08-06 Tiger Woods (30) becomes the youngest player to compile 50 PGA Tour wins with a 3 stroke victory over Jim Furyk in the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Michigan
  • 2007-06-17 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont GC: Ángel Cabrera wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods; first Open won by an Argentine or a South American
  • 2011-11-20 Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Melbourne GC: Jim Furyk wins all 5 of his matches as US beats International team, 19-15
  • 2013-08-11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jason Dufner wins first major title by 2 shots from fellow American Jim Furyk
  • 2013-09-13 Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 59 in the 2nd round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC in Lake Forest, Illinois, becoming just the 6th player to shoot sub-60 in a PGA Tour event
  • 2014-05-11 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: German Martin Kaymer leads after each round to win by 1 stroke ahead of Jim Furyk; first 8-figure purse in golf with winner's share $1.8 million
  • 2016-06-19 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC, PA: Despite controversial penalty on the 5th green, Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk & Scott Piercy
  • 2016-08-07 Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 58 in final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC at River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut, becoming 1st player to shoot 58 in a PGA Tour event and 1st PGA Tour pro to card 2 sub-60 rounds
  • 2019-03-17 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins biggest cheque in golf ($2.25m) by 1 stroke from Jim Furyk

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