April 19, 2010 |
Brian Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself on the first playoff hole Sunday to give Jim Furyk a victory at the Verizon Heritage. Davis used a birdie on the 72nd hole to force the extra hole. However, Davis' approach rolled off the green of the lighthouse hole and into some rocks. As Davis attempted to chip on, his wedge moved a loose reed in the marshy area. Davis quickly called for a rules official, who after calling colleagues to check the replay, confirmed the penalty.
April 15, 2006 |
Jim Furyk added his own touch to Harbour Town's famous 18th hole yesterday, rolling in a 56-foot birdie putt for a two-shot lead in the Verizon Heritage hours after Aaron Baddeley's unlikely eagle there. Putting from the back fringe, Furyk had simply hoped for a good lag and an easy par on the final hole. Instead, he watched his ball strike the flagstick and fall in. His 4-under-par 67 left him at 11 under, two strokes in front of Baddeley (67), Brian Gay (67), Duffy Waldorf (68)
April 18, 2006 |
A day after his normally reliable putter arguably cost him the Verizon Heritage, Jim Furyk was in the Philadelphia area, dwelling not on lost opportunity but on June's Exelon Invitational. "Year in and year out, people ask me why this is one of the biggest events," Furyk said, referring to similar one-day charity events hosted by his buddies on the PGA Tour. Like any smart athlete with a fat endorsement contract, his answer was that Exelon is a great sponsor and that there is a terrific coterie of unsung folks who coordinate the annual event.
April 14, 2006 |
With a nerve-racking and disappointing Masters debut behind him, Vaughn Taylor relaxed and played his best round of the year. Taylor, who grew up in Augusta, Ga., shot an 8-under 63 to take the lead after the first round of the Verizon Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C. yesterday. A week ago, Taylor couldn't make a move around his hometown without someone he knew ready with a comment, question or request. "My phone was ringing off the hook," Taylor said. "You are asked to do a lot of things.
July 1, 2010 |
Jim Furyk didn't get what he anticipated while playing Aronimink Golf Club during Wednesday's AT&T National Pro-Am. The fifth-ranked golfer in the world and a former resident of West Chester and the Lancaster area, Furyk said Aronimink poses a greater challenge than he anticipated. "The golf course is very, very tough," he said. "It's tough to get the ball in the fairways. They're pitched at a lot of angles from left to right and right to left. You have to work the ball well off the tee. The greens are very big but are cut up into smaller sections.
April 26, 2007 |
After a wretched start to his season, Sean O'Hair is suddenly on a roll, cruising to four straight top-15 finishes. Best of all for O'Hair, this week marks a return to the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, where the 24-year-old from West Chester essentially kick-started what turned out to be his rookie-of-the-year performance in 2005. Back then, O'Hair was still a gangly, little-known tenderfoot on the PGA Tour when he seemingly came out of nowhere to shoot four rounds in the 60s - 66, 65, 67 and 68 - to finish alone in second and set then-CBS color man Lanny Wadkins to swooning over his future.
June 9, 2009 |
Jim Furyk battled his heart out in the final round of the Memorial Tournament, loved the way he hit the ball, took pride in how aggressively he played, birdied the last hole for a 69 and a closing score of 11-under . . . and got second. The reason? "Tiger's Tiger," he said yesterday. Tiger Woods demonstrated he is rounding into peak form for the U.S. Open starting next week at Bethpage Black on Long Island, N.Y. He birdied the last two holes Sunday for a 65 to win by 1 stroke over Furyk and put to rest any theory that he is no longer his old dominating self.
April 17, 2006 |
Aaron Baddeley began the day in the most perfect place he could imagine, on Harbour Town's lighthouse closing hole, speaking about his Christian faith. He called on that faith hours later yesterday on the same hole, repeating part of a New Testament verse as he stood over the winning 6-foot par putt in the final round of the Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head Island, S.C. "I said, 'This is for you, Jesus,' and knocked it in," Baddeley said. Baddeley won his first PGA Tour title, rallying with two late birdies and finishing off Jim Furyk with a scrambling par on the 18th.
June 29, 2010 |
You could excuse Jim Furyk for chuckling any time there's a discussion about what age group is dominating play on the PGA Tour, especially now that he's turned 40 along with Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. Having reached the milestone age last month, the former West Chester and Lancaster-area resident is playing as well as ever. He's a two-time winner on tour. He ranks third in earnings and in FedExCup points and continues to hold down the No. 5 spot in the World Golf Rankings. Forty?
April 13, 2007
Verizon Heritage At Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jerry Kelly. . . 32-31?63 Ernie Els. . . 32-33?65 Jose Coceres. . . 32-34?66 Stephen Leaney. . . 33-33?66 Fred Funk. . . 36-31?67 Stewart Cink. . . 34-33?67 Kevin Na. . . 32-35?67 Boo Weekley. . . 33-34?67 J.P. Hayes. . . 33-34?67 Nick O'Hern. . . 35-34?69 Dean Wilson. . . 36-33?69 Sean O'Hair. . . 34-35?69 Rod Pampling. . . 32-37?69 Justin Leonard. . . 35-34?69 Tim Herron.