Sep
14
2014
Furyk owns poor shot on 17
By Bernie D'Amato under FedExCup

 

Jim Furyk had one heck of a season. He notched four second place finishes, and added four top-15s at the majors. On Sunday, the 44-year-old had a chance to win his first tournament since the 2010 Tour Championship, but a poor approach on 17 killed his chances.

On the 17th fairway, Furyk was down by one stroke to Billy Horschel. He needed a par at worst to make things interesting going into the final hole, but missed the green, and made a bogey.

“I got trapped in between clubs a little bit on 17. 6‑iron was a little too much. I don’t think 7‑iron was enough. I was kind of trying to force the 7 and got trapped in behind me a little bit. So not a very good swing. Actually where it came down, it probably…wasn’t the right club either.”

He added, “So disappointed in that, but the rest of the day played really well. I couldn’t get that hybrid to really cut on 18 like I wanted to, and you know, like I said, just was left trying to force the putt to go in.”

A three-putt bogey on 18 put Furyk into a tie with McIlroy for second place. The T2 gave Jim the fourth spot in the FedExCup standings.

Now it’s time to take care of business at The Ryder Cup. “Looking forward to it,” said the Team USA veteran.

–Bernie D’Amato