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Furyk Falters When Closing Out Once More
In spite of his historic round of 59 on Friday, Jim Furyk has once again failed to get across the finish line on the PGA Tour.
The last time Furyk won a tour event came back in 2010 at the Tour Championship where we won the FedEx Cup jackpot to boot, but since then he has endured a tricky stretch.
Furyk's drought isn't attributable to him not having put himself in winning positions though, and his scintillating 59 at the BMW this week gave him yet another great chance.
Furyk went into the final round with a one shot cushion, and though he once again failed to convert, he'll no doubt look back on this week with mixed emotions.
He said: "I never looked at it as I have to hold on to the lead. It would have been like being 12 under on Friday and just trying to hold on.
I really felt like today the idea was to go out aggressive, hit the ball at the pins, try to shoot four or five under, make the rest of the field chase me... I'll be disappointed I didn't win, but I've got some positives."
With Furyk's advancing years it certainly won't get any easier for him to get that elusive win, but his glorious Friday was surely every bit as sweet as a win.
Though regrets are practically unavoidable after a close shave like this, Furyk is battle-hardened and will no doubt think to himself that if he's still capable of producing such a round that he must still be able to win big tournaments.