Ten fun facts about Jim Furyk


Fact 1
Furyk was 2010 FedEx Cup champion and 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year. He has won one major championship, the 2003 U.S. Open.

Fact 2
In September 2006, he got a career high of second in the Official World Golf Ranking. Furyk ranked in the top-10 for over 360 weeks between 1999 and 2011.

Fact 3
He was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


Fact 4
Furyk’s father Mike serve an assistant pro at the Edgmont Country Club and later a pro at West Chester Golf and Country Club as well as Hidden Springs Golf Course in Horsham. The young Furyk’s early years were spent in the Pittsburgh suburbs learning the game from his father, who was head pro at Uniontown Country Club.

Fact 5
He graduated from Manheim Township High School in Lancaster County in 1988, where he played basketball aside being a state champion golfer.

Fact 6
Furyk's caddy since 1999 has been Mike "Fluff" Cowan, who was Tiger Woods' caddy for Woods' first two years as a professional.

Fact 7
He was known for his straight driving and a good-guy persona.

Fact 8
Furyk is most known for his unconventional swing that does not produce great power, but does yield great accuracy off the tee. It's been described as a looping swing.

Fact 9
He had a streak of six straight years of major tournament wins between 1998 and 2003; only Tiger Woods had a longer streak at the time.

Fact 10
As a high school student, Furyk was a standout on the football, basketball, and baseball teams at Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. But he secretly yearned to play golf during that time.


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