Jim Furyk

Birth Day May 12th, 1970
Birth Place West Chester, Pennsylvania
Age 54 Years Old

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James Michael Furyk famed as Jim Furyk is a very outstanding and professional player who plays on the PGA Tour. He is a veteran American golfer. He has won many titles in the course of his career. He has been a FedEx Cup Champion as well as one time PGA Tour Player of the Year. He holds the 58 shot record which is the lowest score in the history of PGA Tour and also ranked second place in the 2006 “Official World Golf Ranking.” He ranked in the top-10 for over 440 weeks between 1999 and 2016.

Rory McIlroy holds off Jim Furyk to win Players Championship at Sawgrass

Rory McIlroy has won the Players Championship, beating 48-year-old Jim Furyk by one shot after a thrilling final round at Sawgrass. The Northern Irishman's two-under-par 70 gave him victory on 16 under. It is his first win in a year and sets him up for an attempt at the career Grand Slam at the Masters next month. "I feel like I'm playing some of the best golf of my life right now and I just need to keep doing the same things," he told. Only five players have won the modern era career Grand Slam of Open Championship, US Open, Masters and US PGA Championship - Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. McIlroy, 29, won the US Open in 2011, US PGA in 2012 and 2014 and The Open in 2014 but is yet to win the Masters, which starts on 11 April. He has finished in the top six of all his tournaments in 2019.

Why is Jim Furyk Famous For?

Jim Furyk is famous for winning many titles in the course of his career and for his powerful swing which he generates with strong back, thighs, shoulders, and hand.

Jim Furyk's Early Life, Family, Siblings, Education, Birth Facts, Education, Nationality, Wiki And More

Jim Furyk was born on 12th March 1970 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the U.S. with the birth name of James Michael Furyk. He was born to father Mike Furyk and mother Linda Furyk. His father, Mike was head pro at Uniontown Country Club in Uniontown, Fayette County. Jim has got no siblings. His father was an assistant pro at the Edgemont Country Club. His father might have been the major source of inspiration for Jim. He spent most of his early years in Pittsburgh suburbs learning the game from his father. He is American by nationality and he belongs to the White ethnic group. His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Pisces. Regarding his high school, he went to Manheim Township High School in Lancaster County and got graduated from there in the year 1988. For the college, he went to the University of Arizona.

Know About Jim Furyk's Age And Birthday

At present, Jim's age is 49 as of 2019 but his age will be 50 on his next birthday in 12th March as of 2020. 

Jim Furyk's Body Measurements

Jim Furyk is a very handsome golfer with a gift with an above average height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.9 m), paired with a healthy body mass of 185 lbs (84 kg). Apart from this, his other body information was not disclosed yet. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know. He has a charming smile in a glowing face.

Jim Furyk's Career

  • In 1992, Furyk began his professional career.
  • And in 1993, he won the Nike Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic on the Nike Tour. 
  • Later, he joined PGA Tour in 1994.
  • There, he won the tournament every year till 2003 which bring him in top ten ranking around the globe. 
  • His greatest victory came in U.S. Open when he tied the record for the lowest 72-hole and win his first major championship. 
  • In 2004, he was quite disturbed due to his wrist surgery but regained his position in the year 2005.
  • He also won ‘’Vardon Trophy’’ after having 13 top-10 finishes, including nine top-3rd and 2nd finishes and victory for twice in the 2006 season.
  • His career got more highlight when he won best three tournaments on tour, Transitions Championship, Verizon Heritage, FedEx Cup and also won PGA Player of the year as well as PGA Tour Player of the year only in the year 2010. 
  • He got qualified for 2015 president Cup team but could perform well due to the raising of his previous injury which hampers his 2016 career too. 
  • He became the first player to shoot 58 in a PGA Tour event in the year 2016 and named as the United States Ryder Cup Captain in 2016 for the year 2018.
  • On 27th March 2019, he finished second in The Players Championship, one stroke behind Rory McIlroy. The event has the best field of any golf tournament on the PGA Tour and it was a welcome result for 48-year-old Furyk, who barely qualified for the tournament and who had struggled with injury and poor play in 2017 and 2018.

Jim Furyk's Awards And Achievements 

Some of Jim’s awards include PGA Player of the Year (2010), PGA Tour Player of the Year (2010), GWAA ASAP Sports/ Jim Murray Award (2015), Payne Stewart Award (2016) etc.

Jim Furyk's Personal Life

Jim Furyk is a married person. He was married to his wife Tabitha. The relationship between them is going stronger and stronger. The couple also has two children; a daughter named Caleigh Lynn Furyk and a son named Tanner James Furyk. He got married to Tabitha in 2000. He met her at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament as a young tour pro. He had to try hard to get a ‘Yes’ from Tabitha. Jim proposed her along the beach during the week of the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach after months of failed attempts. She describes that they went out to dinner in Carmel, they were taking a stroll on the beach when Jim decided to get down on one knee and propose.  The start was quite a romantic and of course, a fairytale. So, it is no wonder why Jim Furyk married life is fabulous and blessed with love. At present, there is no sign of disturbance between them. His sexual orientation is straight.

Jim Furyk's Net Worth ($80 Million) And Salary

Jim is a very successful golfer and he is earning a tremendous amount of money from this professional career and also listed in top list many times for making the highest amount of money in his tournaments. His current net worth has estimated as the U.S. $80 Million. His exact salary has not been revealed yet. But there is no doubt that his earning is in million. He is satisfied with his earnings.

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