Jim Furyk left frustrated again

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Without a win since 2010, Jim Furyk carded his sixth top five finish of the year at The Barclays, New Jersey yesterday, prompting questions as to why the American is finding it so difficult to close out victory.


The eight-time Ryder Cup veteran was paired with Jason Day in the final group at The Barclays, but a final round 70 wasn’t enough to challenge. He eventually finished four shots behind Hunter Mahan who won the FedExCup opener.

Only two players in the top 25 at The Barclays shot a worse final round score than Fuyrk. Despite failing to win yet again, the world No.6 remained resilient.

“Obviously, 70, where everyone else is shooting 66 and 68, 70 is not a good score,” said the 44-year-old.
"There's a lot worse stuff going on in the world than me shooting 70 on a Sunday." - Jim Furyk

“It's golf. I didn't die out there today. I don't expect anyone to feel sorry for me. I've played great this year. I've played very good this year. I won't say great because I haven’t won.

“You know, I’m close, and I'm not going to hang my head. I'm not going to walk away from here.

“There's a lot worse stuff going on in the world than me shooting 70 on a Sunday.

I'm disappointed, I will learn from it, and I feel like I'm getting closer.”

Jim Furyk defends Sunday record


Jim Fuyrk

With so many close calls this year, questions over Furyk’s ability to hold his nerve on the final day have arisen. However, he maintains his record down the home stretch isn’t something he’s overly concerned about.

“I had three seconds this year with a 65 and a 66 on Sunday,” said the former US Open champ. “So I don’t know how much more you can punch it in.”

For Jim Furyk, the reason he never won The Barclays crown was simple. His short-game wasn’t up to scratch.

“I never found a way today till the end to get the ball up‑and‑down when I needed to or to make the key par to keep the round going,” Furyk said.

“Then I had that stall in the middle that I really could have done some damage on six, seven, eight and nine. I could have played those holes three‑under and I played them even. To me, that's a big difference in the day.”

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