The weather Sunday afternoon in Atlanta was wet dark and ominous as PGA Tour season came to a close this weekend with the final rounds of the Tour Championship. There were other clouds around Jim Fuyrk’s head, however, as he approached his final hole. He knew that he only needed to make par in order to take the tournament and the possibly the FedEx Cup. Normally, this would be no big deal. But if you take into account the rain, wind and the stress, the yips were sure the pick up for the golfer.
His First shot landed him in a bunker. But with just over 18 yards to the hole, Furyk pulled it together. He sent the next shot spinning low and grabbing the green, leaving him with 30 inch putt. Furyk nailed the day with a par 70 giving him a 1 shot victory.
Furyk grabbed $1.35 Million for the tournament itself, then $10 Million for the FedEx cup. That means that he earned roughly $42k for each of the 272 strokes that left him 8 under par at the Tour Championship. He also moved up to from #6 to #5 in the world rankings.
This caveman doesn’t want to knock Furyk’s win, but should he have been able to win the FedEx Cup, after he had been disqualified from its first playoff event? While his disqualification weakened his standings (he walked into the tournament ranked 11th) and make it more difficult to take the title, should he have been allowed to play at all? What do you think Rock Heads?
Bonus: What putter was Furyk Using? A Yes! Sophia Blade Putter that he had just snatched out of a clearance putter bin.