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Adam Scott claims The Barclays as Woods, others fall short on 18th

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Adam Scott fired a 5-under 66, and watched as a trio of challengers each came up short Sunday, taking The Barclays for his second title of the year.
PGA Championship has Dufner back in golf's Top 10

PGA Championship has Dufner back in golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner jumps back into the Top 10 in the men's world golf rankings Monday following his victory at the 95th PGA Championship.
Dufner wins first major championship

Dufner wins first major championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner avenged the biggest disappointment of his career Sunday with a near flawless round that gave him his first major title at the PGA Championship
Jim Furyk's second straight 2-under 68 nets PGA Championship lead

Jim Furyk's second straight 2-under 68 nets PGA Championship lead

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk posted his second straight 2-under 68 Saturday, using some clutch late putts to take a one-stroke lead after 54 holes of the PGA Championship.
Dufner leads PGA Championship after 63

Dufner leads PGA Championship after 63

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner, despite narrowly missing his chance at golf history Friday, vaulted into a 2-shot lead at the midway point of the PGA Championship.
Scott tied Furyk for PGA Championship lead

Scott tied Furyk for PGA Championship lead

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Adam Scott and Jim Furyk, each with late chances for a course record Thursday, share the lead after the first round of the 95th PGA Championship.

Woods shoots 61 to dominate Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods made a run at PGA Tour history Friday before equaling his career low round with a 61 that put him in control at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Simpson leads by one at WGC event

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Webb Simpson fired a 6-under 64 early in the round Thursday and it stood up for the lead on the opening day of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Castro leads after one round of AT&T National

BETHESDA, Md., June 27 (UPI) -- Roberto Castro put together a 5-under-par 66 Thursday that gave him a two-shot advantage after one round of the AT&T National.
Woods, McIlroy, Scott grouped for U.S. Open

Woods, McIlroy, Scott grouped for U.S. Open

ARDMORE, Pa., June 7 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott -- the top three ranked golfers -- will be in the same group for the first two rounds of next week's U.S. Open.

Garcia leads Tiger by one at Players

PONTE VERDE BEACH, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia grabbed the lead with five straight birdies Friday and finished the round a shot in front of Tiger Woods midway through The Players Championship.

Brian Davis leads by one at Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD, S.C., April 18 (UPI) -- Brian Davis, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour, shot a 6-under 65 Thursday to grab a one-shot lead after one round of the RBC Heritage.
Jason Day takes second-round Masters lead

Jason Day takes second-round Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 12 (UPI) -- Jason Day emerged from an afternoon of golfing misfortune Friday, including a very bad break suffered by Tiger Woods, to take a one-shot lead at the Masters.
Garcia, Leishman tied for Masters lead

Garcia, Leishman tied for Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 11 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, having grown into a sometimes disgruntled veteran still looking for a major title, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the Masters.

Laird' Texas Open win gets him to Masters

SAN ANTONIO, April 7 (UPI) -- Martin Laird fired a 9-under-par 63 Sunday, earning a trip to the Masters with a come-from-behind, two-stoke victory in the Texas Open.
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Jim Furyk watches his drive off of the 1st tee box during the fourth round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida on March 28, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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James Michael Furyk (born May 12, 1970) is an American professional golfer, 2010 FedEx Cup champion, and 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year. He has won one major championship, the 2003 U.S. Open. Furyk is known for consistently playing at the top level and for a visibly unconventional, looping golf swing. Due to his ability to perform at such a high level despite that swing and his deliberate approach to the game, his devoted fan base has given him the nicknames "The Grinder" and "The Businessman". In September 2006 he reached a career high of second in the Official World Golf Rankings. He ranked in the top-10 for over 350 weeks between 1999 and 2010.

Furyk was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. At that time, his father Mike was an assistant pro at Edgmont Country Club and later also spent time as a pro at West Chester Golf and Country Club as well as Hidden Springs Golf Course in Horsham. His early years were spent in the Pittsburgh suburbs learning the game from his father, who was head pro at Uniontown Country Club near Pittsburgh. He graduated from Manheim Township High School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1988 where he was a standout basketball player in addition to being a state champion golfer. He attended the University of Arizona and turned professional in 1992.

Furyk won at least one tournament each year on the PGA Tour between 1998 and 2003. At the time, this was the second best streak of winning seasons behind Tiger Woods and he made the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings. Furyk's biggest win to date came on June 16, 2003, when he tied the record for the lowest 72-hole score in U.S. Open history to win his first major championship.

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