Biography

All you need to know about Jim Furyk

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Jim Furyk is an American professional golfer, with a net worth of $60 million. To date, he has earned somewhat more than $70 million in PGA tournament prize money.

Furyk went professional in 1992 and peaked in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings. Jim has the record for the lowest score in PGA Tour history, owing to a round in 2016 when he scored 58.

Who is Jim Furyk?

Jim Furyk was born on May 12, 1970, in West Chester, PA. He has Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, and Hungarian ancestors. His father, Mike, worked as an assistant pro at Edgmont Country Club before becoming a pro at West Chester Golf & Country Club and Hidden Springs Golf Course. He grew up in Pittsburgh’s suburbs before attending Manheim Township High School in Lancaster County, where he graduated in 1988.

He played basketball in high school and was a state champion golfer, having grown up playing golf thanks to his father. He later played college golf at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he was an All-American twice and led the team to their first and only NCAA title in 1992.

How old is Jim Furyk?

He is currently 53 years old.

What is Jim Furyk’s net worth?

He is estimated to be worth $60 million.

What is Jim Furyk’s career?

Furyk turned pro in 1992. In 1993, he won the Nike Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic, a Nike Tour event. He then joined the PGA Tour in 1994, winning at least one tournament per year from 1998 to 2003. This was the second-best winning streak at the time, after only Tiger Woods’. He also reached the top ten in the Official World Golf Ranking. His most notable victory during this time period came in 2003, when he tied the record for the lowest 72-hole score in U.S. Open history, winning his first major championship.

In 2004, he only competed in 14 events due to a wrist injury that necessitated surgery to remove cartilage damage. During that year, he slid out of the top hundred on the money list, with his best performance in any event being sixth. However, he returned to form in 2005 and reclaimed his top ten ranking. He won a PGA Tour event that year and two more during the 2006 season. In 2006, he finished second on the money list and won the Vardon Trophy for the first time. He finished in the top ten 13 times, with nine of those being top three.

n 2010, he had a very successful year, winning three tournaments: the Transitions Championship, the Verizon Heritage, and the season-ending Tour Championship. His victory in the Tour Championship earned him the 2010 FedEx Cup, and he was named PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year for the first time.

Furyk led after 54 holes in the 2012 U.S. Open and remained in the lead late into the final day before making two bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes. He ended tied for fourth place. He was also on track to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2012, but made a double-bogey on the last hole. Furyk led by one shot entering the final day of the 2013 PGA Championship, but he lost the lead on the front nine. The following year, he had more luck. He recorded a 12-under-par 59 at the 2013 BMW Championship, becoming only the sixth PGA Tour player to do it.

In July 2014, Furyk led the RBC Canadian Open after 54 holes. However, his nearest challenger, Tim Clark, won the tournament with five birdies in the final eight holes. The next year, in 2015, he came close to winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but finished with one of the worst rounds of the day. He finally broke his long streak of no wins in April 2015, when he won the RBC Heritage event.

He was then forced to miss much of the remainder of the 2015 season due to a wrist injury. He also missed some of the 2016 season. He returned for the 2016 U.S. Open in June, finishing tied for second place. In August, he shot a 12-under-par 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship. He was the first golfer to shoot 58 in a PGA Tour event. In 2018, Furyk captained the United States’ Ryder Cup team.

Write A Comment