Jim Furyk Reveals What He Likes the Most About the Champions Tour

Published 01/14/2022, 2:23 PM EST
Nov 11, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Jim Furyk reacts after hitting his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship golf tournament at Phoenix Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports


Jim Furyk is one of the most prominent golfers on the PGA Tour. He has 17 PGA Tour and a major championship win in his career so far. Additionally, Furyk has three wins on the senior tour; the PGA Tour Champions. The 51-year-old competed on the champions tour for the first time in 2020, and since then, has attained decent success. 

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Currently, Jim is competing at the Sony Open and has had an incredible start to the event. However, in a post-round press conference, he made quite the hilarious revelation.

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Jim Furyk reveals what he likes the most about the champions tour

After an impressive round one at the 2022 Sony Open in Hawaii, Jim Furyk gave a post-round press conference. While in conversation, he revealed, “I played a practice round with a guy that called me ‘sir,'” said Furyk. “And later, he asked what I like most about the champions tour, and I said, ‘No one calls me sir.'”

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Meanwhile, Jim Furyk has had an incredible start to the 2022 Sony Open Hawaii. He carded 62 and is T2 after round one. Notably, his 62 included a remarkable ace as well. Furyk made an ace on the par 3, 17th hole. He flushed a 6-iron off the tee at the 187 yards par-3 hole and suddenly caught the attention of everyone. 

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The 51-year-old made an incredible comeback after the opening bogey. Jim finished the round with seven birdies, and an eagle, including his sixth PGA Tour ace. Another interesting thing to note was that he was getting some good distance off the tee. Currently, Kevin Na leads the event with a score of -9 and is just a stroke ahead of Furyk.

Hence, Jim Furyk will be hopeful of continuing the same momentum in the upcoming round and expectedly will get into the weekend as a leader.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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