Look how brutally close Jim Furyk came to a hole-in-one

Jim Furyk has always been a player to wow us, whether it’s through his great play, or for his really close calls at winning tournaments or hitting amazing shots. Well, he added this gorgeous shot to his long resume of “close, but not close enough” moments.

The shot on the par-3 looked great, and even the broadcasters thought it was going to probably go in. But, the beautiful shot fell just short of an ace for the man who shot both a 59 and a 57 in his career.

But you see, one of the things that makes golf great, is that we can relate in a lot of ways with the pros. I’m sure most of us have had our share of close calls, whether it’s a near ace, or a 40 foot putt falling short, we can all have the same moments, good or bad.

We can’t all hit home runs in baseball, or dunk a basketball or have the physical ability to play football, but we all are capable of hitting the same shots as the pros. Sure, we aren’t as unbelievable as they are, but we all have a much more realistic chance of getting a hole-in-one, or hitting a long putt, just like the pros.

Sadly, none of us are going to be Miguel Angel Jimenez anytime soon (arguably the master of the hole-in-one) and Furyk found that out the hard way. Still can’t go wrong with over 20 worldwide wins, a major championship, both, a 59 and a 58(!) to his credit.

Not too shabby sir. Not too shabby at all.

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WATCH: Jim Furyk shoots lowest score in PGA Tour history

Jim Furyk accomplished one of those most remarkable feats in golf, maybe even in sports as a whole. He shot a 58 during the Sunday round of the Travelers Championship.

Ironically, it was the second time that a player achieved the low number. Stephan Jaeger did this during in a Web.com Tour event a couple of weeks ago.

What makes Furyk’s 58 so crazy is that, he also shot a 59 during his career. He is one of only six players to shoot a 59 and now, he’s the only player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 58.

He shoots such a low score without being a long hitter off the tee. I can see #FurykGolf happening on Twitter now as many people will start to play like him in order to achieve greatness.

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WATCH: Jim Furyk Challenges the Jaguars mascot to a golf duel during Bills-Jaguars game

Remember the photo of Jim Furyk and Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville “Dufnering” at the Bills – Jaguars game? Well, here’s the reason why they were doing so. Jimmy and furry cat-like mascot were dueling it out in a battle of accuracy and skill and a fight for glory and supremacy!….or well….you know. Enjoy the video courtesy of PGATour.com! That mascot has a pretty good swing!

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PHOTO: Jim Furyk “Dufners” with Jaguars mascot

So, the Dufnering craze continues as now, the master of the accurate tee shot and golf course microwave (He can heat up anytime on the course which is why he’s dangerous) Jim Furyk was seen with the Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville. The Jags played the Bills Sunday and Jimmy Furyk, who’s a Florida residence decided to take in a game to the two young NFL teams tangle in a battle by the beach. We can definitely say he had a nice view of the game there’s no doubt about it. Is that a golf club in the right corner of the screen? What do you plan on doing with that Mr. Furyk sir? Perhaps a little chipping and putting in the stadium? Or maybe you want to smash the ball like a boss? The choice is yours! I also love the fact that there’s a Web.com sign in the distance since, you know, we got some cool tour full of young talented players called the Web.com Tour? Yeah, that place! Jason Dufner, you sir, are a genius!

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FedEx Cup 2013: Tour Championship Prediction

BMW Championship Winner May be a Guy to Look Out for During the Tour Championship

BMW Championship Winner May be a Guy to Look Out for During the Tour Championship

With the Tour Championship around the corner, it should be a classic and many players will have the opportunity of taking the crown and as we know, East Lake Golf Club is very beautiful but can be a challenge on any given weekend. This week’s jaw dropping field will include Adam Scott, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, BMW Championship winner Zach Johnson, long drive machine Dustin Johnson and Mr. 59 Jim Furyk as well as many others and like I’ve said before, they will all be fighting for it as we’ve seen many players with missed opportunities and they would love to do nothing else better then to get a win in the last big tournament of the season. There are many great players to watch out for and I would almost pick Zach Johnson again but as we all know, it’s tough to win in back to back weeks and since it’s the last big tournament of the year, every player in this field will be going blow for blow and I don’t think Zach would be ready for it. Also, another thing to keep in mind is that Phil and Steve Stricker have been in every Tour Championship in its seven year history so these guys have a ton of experience at this tournament and will be threats to steal the show despite Phil being fairly quiet recently. The one thing about the Tour Championship is that you just never know who will win as we’ve seen before so it’s anyone’s golf tournament but I have a feeling that one of the top players will take it as there have been many missed opportunities for some of them so they’re very thirsty. Some are even looking for their first win of the season.

Could Jim Furyk Repeat History Again? Furyk is a Former Tour Championship Winner.

Could Jim Furyk Repeat History Again? Furyk is a Former Tour Championship Winner.

The guy I’m taking is one of the guys who I said has been in every Tour Championship and that is Steve Stricker. He’s quietly been one of the best players on Tour this year and I’m sure he really wants to get that first win at the Tour Championship and there won’t be no better time than now to do so. He has a ton of experience at this tournament and this is his chance to show that experience and to take down anyone in his way. He’s also overall, had a good FedEx Cup playoffs and if he can just turn it up a notch in the Tour Championship then he will definitely take the title. He’s going to have an advantage after coming off a solid performance at the BMW Championship. So keep an eye out for Steve Stricker as he tries to make an attempt to get his first FedEx Cup title. So who do you have winning the FedEx Cup this week? Also, check out MadeForGolf.com for more golfing goodness with stories written by the very talented Ryan Chapman. Check him out, it’ll be worth it! Also, follow him on Twitter @Made4Golf


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PGA Tour 2013: And the Winner of the BMW Championship is…..

Nick Watney Hitting a Shot From the Fairway During Sunday's Round at the BMW Championship.

Nick Watney Hitting a Shot From the Fairway During Sunday’s Round at the BMW Championship.

Zach Johnson Holding the Trophy After a Fantastic Display of Golf on Sunday at the BMW Championship.

Zach Johnson Holding the Trophy After a Fantastic Display of Golf on Sunday at the BMW Championship.

Accurate golfers have been the hot players at this year’s BMW Championship as we’ve seen Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson dominate the field but only one can come out on top. Many, including myself thought Jim Furyk had a legitimate chance to pull it out but it was former Masters champion Zach Johnson who came out victorious. Zach showcased his amazing accuracy off the tee and in the fairway as he is known for and finished strong with a 16 under par win. Behind him, almost coming out of nowhere was Nick Watney who finished with an amazing 7 under score for the day. Nick, who’s one of the more powerful hitters off the tee showed a great display golf which could have easily been his victory. Watney is also one of the best on Tour when it comes to hitting the greens from the fairway as he is 13th on Tour in that category and he was certainly taking advantage. I think Zach just handled the pressure better which he can do at times and being a player as accurate as he is definitely helps a lot. Zach was on fire all day and finished with a terrific 65 on the day while Watney shot a phenomenal 64.

Johnson looks to have the edge going into the Tour Championship after his stellar performance and to knock off a streaking Jim Furyk. Watney will also hae some moment as he had the best round of the day despite coming up short of the victory and Watney may have slightly more tools in the bag as he too is fairly accuarte and he has a little more pop in his driver however one main advantage that Johnson has over Watney is his putting. Watney is not very good on the greens but his accuracy with his ions and wedges help him get close enough to the cup for an easy putt but if he has a long putt then it could be trouble for him. Johnson has a much better chance to make putts from 20 or more feet out and that’s a huge advantage to go along with his incredible accuracy. Jim Furyk ended up collapsing, finishing with round of 71 falling three shots back of Johnson. So, the Tour Championship should be fun as there should be a ton of blood (Or Coca Cola) thirsty players looking to reedeem themselves after having a shot at the BMW. You can view the full BMW Championship leaderboard by clicking here, courtesy of Fox Sports.


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BMW Championship Delayed, Will Extend Monday

Rickie Fowler Walking on a Rain Soaked Conway Farms Course During Sunday's Round. Sweet Umbrella by the Way!

Rickie Fowler Walking on a Rain Soaked Conway Farms Course During Sunday’s Round. Sweet Umbrella by the Way!

Rain was the Star Today During the BMW Championship but Looks to Lose its MVP Trophy Tomorrow as we Hope  Sunshine Steals the Award.

Rain was the Star Today During the BMW Championship but Looks to Lose its MVP Trophy Tomorrow as we Hope Sunshine Steals the Award.

Well folks, it looks like the BMW Championship has been delayed again as the play looks to continue Monday as the play during the final round stopped at 2:28 CST and looks to start fresh with some great golf and hopefully some great weather in Lake Forest. We’ll see if Jim Furyk will still have the fire from when he shot an incredible second round 59, making him only the sixth player to do so. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was still on fire like “boomshakalaka” going into Monday and now it seems more questionable why he was left off the President’s Cup squad because the team could sure use his streaky and accurate playing. Like I’ve said in the previous article, you also have to watch out for Zach Johnson who is as or even more accurate than Jim is but doesn’t quite have the streaky ability that Jim has.

If anyone could knock Furyk off his game then that would be a shocker because the way he is playing right now makes him very tough to beat and he’s been hot throughout the entire playoffs hitting beautiful iron shots and making great putts and is also taking advantage of his wedge shots from all over the golf course. It’s still anyone’s tournament to win and that’s why this is very exciting but Jim Furyk is going to be a monster to deal with when it comes down to it unless you see some clutch play form someone like Steve Stricker who is capable of getting hot himself. So it should be a really fun Monday at the BMW Championship and it should be an exciting Chi-Town finish.


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Furyk Leads, Special Announcement

Jim Furyk Hitting a Nice Iron Shot from the Rough During the BMW Championship

Jim Furyk Hitting a Nice Iron Shot from the Rough During the BMW Championship

Hello all of you beautifuls and handsomes out there! Jim Furyk who has as of late been showing his face all over the top of the leaderboard the last few tournaments and now he’s in the lead YET AGAIN, you heard me right, Mr. Furyk is towards the top yet again. He’s been on fire in the last five or six tournaments except for his 27th place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship which is still not too shabby. He’s without a doubt a guy to look out for going into the final round. The one thing that will help him win is his dangerously good accuaracy with that beautiful signature swing of his. One thing I’ve always said about Furyk is that although he doesn’t hit the ball to the moon (Even though why would you, that would be considered out of bounds!), he sure knows how to hit it down the fairway and his putting has always been solid. He has a very good chance to win and after his previous outing at the Deutsche Bank Championship, he would like nothing better but to get a glorious playoff victory. However, if he wants to do so, he has to go up against a tough top five with those golfers being Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods so Jim will have his work cut out for him no doubt. Zach Johnson is in the top five and he’s also extremely accurate off the tee, by far one of the most accurate hitters on the Tour so that’s one guy to watch out for for sure. One of my early “guys to look out for” is in second place right now and that of course would be Wisconsin native Steve Stricker who is pretty much an all around player despite his lack of power off the tee. He’s very accurate, tough around the greens and can drop putts like dimes.

Steve Stricker with a Beautiful Sand Save During the BMW Championship.

Steve Stricker with a Beautiful Sand Save During the BMW Championship.

He’s also no stranger to top finishes as he has quietly had one of the best seasons on Tour this year. After nearly winning the Deutsche Bank Championship finishing in second, he would love to get a victory at this legendary tournament at the BMW Championship and show why he’s still the real deal on Tour and as we know, when “Strick” is hot he’s on fire like “Boomshakalaka!” As for the special announcement, I’m sure you all have noticed already due to the banner I have up on the site but the GP Golf Report was placed third at the Silver Dome Awards by the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association for Best Station/Program website and I have to say that it is an absolute honor to win this legendary award taking third after beating out tons and tons of entries beating out several college radio station sites and such and it means the world to me that this site made it this far so quickly and I thank all of you guys for supporting me thus far and liking and commenting on articles and giving me the hits and it’s unbelievable to know that I’m already less than 200 hits away from reaching 1,000 and it couldn’t have been done if it weren’t for you guys reading and sharing the site and be sure to keep doing so because it really is powerful and it really does help. Thank you so much and I look forward to continuing writing great content and posting great audio for you all. Again thank you so much and remember that anything is possible that you set your mind to (Hear that kids?)!

The Illinois Broadcaster's Association has been Around for 65 Years and has had Many Illinois Broadcasting and Media Legends be Honored.

The Illinois Broadcaster’s Association has been Around for 65 Years and has had Many Illinois Broadcasting and Media Legends be Honored.

Myself Holding my Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois Broadcaster's Association. Again, Truly Honored.

Myself Holding my Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association. Again, Truly Honored.


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Jason Dufner Wins PGA in Style

Jason Dufner, One of the Game's Best Approach Shot Artists is Your 2013 PGA Championship Winner as He Raises the Wanamaker Trophy in Triumph.

Jason Dufner, One of the Game’s Best Approach Shot Artists is Your 2013 PGA Championship Winner as He Raises the Wanamaker Trophy in Triumph.

The 2013 PGA Championship Was Another Classic and Featured an Astounding Leaderboard That Inlcuded Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Champion Jason Dufner.

The 2013 PGA Championship Was Another Classic and Featured an Astounding Leaderboard That Inlcuded Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Champion Jason Dufner.

This year’s PGA Championship had its ups and downs with different leaders at times but only one prevailed and it was a guy who many thought was going to be arguably the most dominant American player this year but has been fairly quiet this year but, Jason Dufner took on the task of trying to win the final major of the season and he did it in a fine matter already having a PGA Championship record of 63 on Saturday giving him a lead over Jim Furyk who was playing great golf himself. “Duff” like Jimmy Furyk, is a fan favorite so it was a lot of fun seeing those guys towards the top but Jason took home the Wanamaker trophy and proved to the world that he is one of the best players on Tour and that he will be a force come next season. Because imagine this: Dufner, Woods, Kuchar, Mickelson, and Snedeker all representing the U.S. in the top 10 World Golf Rankings next year, how cool would that be? Not to mention you have Steve Stricker who is a top 20 guy. Jason is a guy who can destroy any course with his dead one accuracy from the fairway, he can easily hit a shot and get within 10 or five feet from the hole and that will help any player win a major but “Duff” is extremely dangerous with it and is a huge reason why so many people had him being a stud this year but was kind of quiet but ended up with a major title anyway and that’s why this is such a great story.

Plus, he’s a very popular player like I mentioned before and that’s also why it’s a great story and he goes out on the course cool, calm and collected and there aren’t many players who have that, he shows hardly any emotion out there but then he strikes hard and plays some tremendous golf in one of the finer PGA Championship performances in recent memory. The way he was hitting his approach shots was incredible and the crowd was into the whole way at Oak Hill in New York. Jason’s going to be a great player for a long time if he adds more wins to that PGA title he has and I’m sure after winning the PGA, he’ll be even more motivated to win more tournaments next year or even before this season is out, he could have one exrta win or two under his belt and the future looks bright for the almighty Jason Dufner so congrats to him and what a wonderful year it’s been for the majors this year including the Players Championship and next year’s majors and Players Championship should be even more fun. Looking forward to it and I know you guys are too! Keep it cool ya’ll and keep enjoying golf! From Chicago with love.

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GP Golf Report Quickie: A “Fab Five” Kind of Leaderboard

Jason Dufner has a Great Chance to Win his First Major Title Unless he Collapses in Sunday.

Jason Dufner has a Great Chance to Win his First Major Title Unless he Collapses in Sunday.

Matt Kuchar is One of the Hottest Players in the World so he Could Easily Make a Charge but his Accuracy can Hurt him.

Matt Kuchar is One of the Hottest Players in the World so he Could Easily Make a Charge but his Accuracy can Hurt him.

Hello all, surprise! Didn’t think I was going to write while I’m on my “Vacay” (Vacation) in Alabama? Then guess again because I got a shorty for you here in regards to the interesting names in the top five on the leaderboard at the PGA Championship. Jason Dufner is your leader at 9- for the tournament and is playing like the Duf everyone predicted to be a true threat on the PGA Tour this year. He was my preseason pick to  win the Masters a while back even because the solid season he had a year ago made him much more attractive and respectful of the media in golf. Duf is already a very popular player among the Twitter world with well over 100 thousand followers. The thing that’s really helped Jason Dufner the fist couple of days is his incredible ability to hit the greens in regulations with such ease and if that’s not important then I don’t know what is. It’s his tournament to lose honestly because who else hits the greens like Duf? The one thing that will come back to get him is his putting ability and it’s very difficult to win a major if you can’t putt but if he can get some really good approach shots which he’s capable of then he’ll be in great shape.

The one guy that could come back and destroy him is Matt Kuchar who is 7- and we know how much of a monster he’s been this year and would like nothing else better then to get his first major championship under his belt. Matt could beat you in so many different shapes and forms and that’s what makes him dangerous so Jason better be ready for what’s ahead, not to mention you have two guys in the top five that one majors this year, those guys being Justin Rose and Adam Scott not to mention you have Jim Furyk who was the leader at first, who’s still playing terrific golf, being vintage Furyk. So, just look at these names and think of them as the “Fab Five” or at least for now because I’m sure the leaderboard will be bouncing around if ti isn’t already. Great golf is on the way! 

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