Jim Furyk

    Jim Furyk

    Height: 6 ft. 2 in 

    Weight: 185 lbs 

    Birthday: 05/12/1970

    College: University of Arizona

    Turned Pro: 1992

    Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Callaway


    Furyk was a two time All American while playing at the University of Arizona and was also on the first and only Wildcats team to win the NCAA title which they did in 1992. After graduating, Furyk turned pro. In his first full season on the Nike Tour in 1993, Furyk finished 26th in the rankings to earn a PGA Tour card for the following season. He won his first pro event at the Nike Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic.

    In his rookie season, Furyk made 17 cuts in 31 events, had seven top 25s and three top 10 finishes. His best result came at the Las Vegas Invitational where he finished in a tie for 5th. He ended his rookie season 78th on the money list. Furyk won his first PGA Tour title in 1995 at the five round, Las Vegas Invitational. He won by one stroke from Billy Mayfair. The win would lead Furyk to finishing 33rd on the money list.

    The 1996 season brought Furyk his second win, this time after a play-off with Brad Faxon at the United Airlines Hawaiian Open. The 1997 season brought three runner-up finishes, including a play-off loss at the United Airlines Hawaiian Open where Furyk was the defending champion. Furyk ended the year 26th on the money list.

    Furyk won the Las Vegas Invitational for the second and third time in 1998 and 1999. He finished a then career high 3rd on the 1998 money list. Furyk had his first close call at a big event in 2001 after he lost on the seventh play-off hole to Tiger Woods at the WGC-NEC Invitational. Furyk won his first and only Major Championship to date, in 2003 at the US Open. He won by three shot at the Olympia Fields Country Club. After shooting 67-66-67-72 for a four round total of 272, Furyk set the lowest 72-hole in the history of the US Open.

    Furyk struggled with injury the following year and only managed to play 14 events. In both 2005 and 2006 he had four runner-up finishes. Furyk finished 2nd on the money list in 2006 after registering two wins. One came at the Wachovia Championship while the other was the Canadian Open (which he successfully defended a year later).
    Furyk captured the FedEx Cup in 2010 after winning three times. He won the Transitions Championship, the Verizon Heritage and the final FedEx Cup event, the Tour Championship on his way to winning the $10 million prize. Furyk would not win again until the 2015 season when he captured the RBC Heritage for a second time. He beat Kevin Kisner in a play-off.