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Els joins Fowler, Day, Dubuisson in WGC Match Play semifinals

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded Ernie Els breezed past Jordan Spieth Saturday, joining Jason Day, Victor Dubuisson and Rickie Fowler in the WGC-Accenture Match Play semifinals.

Jordan Spieth downs defending champ Matt Kuchar in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jordan Spieth beat defending champion Matt Kuchar in a tough battle Friday, highlighting third-round play at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Defending champ Matt Kuchar advances in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar advanced but Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy were bounced from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday.

Sang-Moon Bae takes 1-stroke lead at Northern Trust Open

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Sang-Moon Bae's 5-under-par 66 lifted him into the lead Friday as the second round of the Northern Trust Open was suspended due to darkness.

Dustin Johnson has lead as Northern Trust Open suspended by darkness

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Dustin Johnson carded a 5-under 66-par Thursday and held the lead of the Northern Trust Open when first-round play was suspended due to darkness.

Campillo, Nel fire 59s at Nelson Mandela Championship

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Jorge Campillo and Colin Nel each turned in bogey-free 11-under-par 59s Friday in the second round of the Nelson Mandela Championship in South Africa.

Zach Johnson leads at World Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson warmed up on the back nine Thursday and shot a 5-under 67 that gave him the lead after one round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.

Webb Simpson takes halfway lead on PGA Tour

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Webb Simpson, seeking his first victory since winning the U.S. Open 16 months ago, took a four-shot lead Friday at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
Walker, Lynn climb in men's golf rankings after wins

Walker, Lynn climb in men's golf rankings after wins

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker won his first PGA title and David Lynn got his first European Tour championship in nine years, results that boost both in the world golf rankings.
Tom Lewis moves to front at Alfred Dunhill Links

Tom Lewis moves to front at Alfred Dunhill Links

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Tom Lewis fired a 7-under-par 65 Friday in claiming a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
Zach Johnson moves to 12th in world golf rankings

Zach Johnson moves to 12th in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson pulled close to a spot in the Top 10 in the men's world golf rankings with his win at the rain-delayed BMW Championship.

Zach Johnson wins BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson fired a 6-under-par 65 Monday in coming from behind to win the BMW Championship and a Top 5 spot in the season-ending Tour Championship.

BMW Championship final round postponed by heavy rains

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Heavy rains in suburban Chicago washed out the final round of the BMW Open Sunday, with Jim Furyk in the lead.

Jim Furyk grabs one-stroke BMW Championship lead after three rounds

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk, coming off a historic 12-under 59 second round, recorded a 2-under 69 Saturday to establish a one-shot lead through 54 holes of the BMW Championship.

Furyk shoots 59, shares BMW Championship lead

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk became the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 for 18 holes Friday, a round that put him in a share of the lead at the BMW Championship.
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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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