U.S. Open preview: Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk seems to have his game back on track this season, although he is looking for his first victory in almost two years. Can the unorthodox Furyk add a second U.S. Open to his stellar resume? Bet on Furyk at WagerWeb.com.
Furyk’s Open title, the first major of his career, came in 2003 at Olympia Fields near Chicago. He became 57th player to make the U.S. Open his first career major championship. Shared second-round and held third-round lead. Set 36-hole record (133), along with Vijay Singh. Set 54-hole mark (200) and tied 72-hole record (272).
This year, hhared the 54-hole lead at 11-under at the Transitions Championship and carded a 69 in the final round to finish at 13-under, good enough to join the playoff with Luke Donald, Sang-Moon Bae and Robert Garrigus. Donald won the overtime session with a birdie-4 on the first extra hole, No. 18. Fuyrk collected first top 10 of the season and best finish since he won the 2010 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Fell to 3-8 in his career in playoffs.
Country: United States.
World ranking: 36
Official wins: 16.
Majors: U.S. Open (2003).
U.S. Open highlight: Winning at Olympia Fields for his first major.
U.S. Open lowlight: Making bogey on his last two holes at Olympic to lose a shot at the U.S. Open scoring record.
WagerWeb.com odds to win U.S. Open: +3300
Overview: Hasn’t won since capturing the FedEx Cup in 2010, though he came close in Tampa and he has been in the top 15 at six of his last eight tournaments. He fits the profile of a winner at Olympic Club — a good driver, patient. Now it’s a matter of chipping and putting.