Jim Furyk ends PGA Tour win drought

2015 04 470370662
• Jim Furyk wins for the first time in four-and-a-half years
• Furyk: "I was starting to feel like this game is beating me up"
• Jordan Spieth finishes T11 a week after his Masters triumph


Jim Furyk won on the PGA Tour for the first time in four-and-a-half years after overcoming Kevin Kisner on the second play-off hole at the RBC Heritage.

The 44-year-old’s last victory came at the Tour Championship way back in September 2010, and since then Furyk has finished runner-up on no fewer than seven occasions, including four times in 2014.

Furyk, who has moved up to No.5 in the world, also won at Harbour Town Golf Links back in 2010 and it was an eight-under par final round of 63 that surged him up the leaderboard before he defeated Kisner in the play-off with a birdie at the 17th hole.
"I always did feel like I was going to win a tournament again and I believed that in my heart" - Jim Furyk

“I can't think of a more fitting place to break that streak and get another win under my belt,” Jim Furyk said. “This is my favourite event, I love being here and outside of winning another major championship, this is the perfect place to do it.”

“I always did feel like I was going to win a tournament again and I believed that in my heart. But I was starting to feel like this game is beating me up, and the losing hurts a lot more than winning feels good.”

Jordan Spieth finished T11 the week after his win at the Masters and with the 21-year-old teeing it up with Furyk during the final round, he commented that the 2003 US Open champion’s putting made his at the Masters look like ‘something that wasn’t very good’.

RBC Heritage - Final Round

And Furyk praised Spieth for his return to action so soon after Augusta, and agreed that his putting was key to his success at Hilton Head.

“I thought it was a great pairing. Obviously he's the hottest player in golf right now and it's so hard after a big emotional win like that to kind of turn around and dig deeper the next week.

“To have him shoot nine-under and then three-under, 12‑under in two rounds and get himself in position was pretty amazing. And he is right, I made a pile of putts. I haven't had a day like that putting in quite a while. It feels good, to be honest with you.”

Defending champion Matt Kuchar finished fifth on 14-under par while Scots Russell Knox and Martin Laird finished T18 and T51 respectively.

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