Furyk holds off Woods to win Buick Open

Aug. 3, 2003 at 6:43 PM
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GRAND BLANC, Mich., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk, reigning U.S. Open champion, held off Tiger Woods Sunday with a closing 4-under par 68 fora two-shot victory at the $4 million Buick Open.

Furyk posted a 21-under 267 to take home $720,000 and push his yearly earnings over the $4 million. It was his ninth career victory.

After capturing his first major title in June, Sunday's win established another milestone for Furyk as it gives the Pennsylvania native two wins in the same season for the first time in his career.

Woods, the defending champion, was trying for his fifth victory of 2003 but settled for a tie for second with Geoff Ogilvy, Briny Baird and second-round leader Chris DiMarco.

Woods, who began the day four shots behind Furyk, had a 6-under 66 that left him at 269.

Paul Goydos and Neal Lancaster tied for sixth at 270.

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