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PGA Championship: Jim Furyk finding form after missing major cuts

Last Updated: 10/08/13 11:06am

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Former US Open champion Jim Furyk admits he is finally finding his stride at the Oak Hill Country Club after a season plagued with struggles.

The 43-year-old missed the cut the US Open in June and last month's British Open but has since managed to revive his season, just in time for this week's US PGA Championship.

Furyk shot a two-under-par 67 on Friday to sit second, tied with Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar, just two strokes behind compatriot Jason Dufner.

Despite enduring a frustrating campaign this far, Furyk went away to work on his game and arrived at Oak Hill with a bout of momentum after strong finishes in the Canadian Open and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.


"I have got some confidence built up from the last couple of weeks in the last two events, finishing in the top-10," Furyk said.

"It feels good to be in contention really in any event, but it's special when it's a major."
Jim Furyk

"Although maybe I wasn't firing on all cylinders and maybe I wasn't striking the ball as good as I was yesterday, it gives me a lot of confidence."

Furyk's opening round of 65 was his lowest so far this year and the American backed his performance up on Friday, hitting 11 of 14 fairways and 13 greens in regulation.

The 16-times PGA Tour winner has not won a tournament since 2010, when he registered three victories.


"I'm going to have the same game plan as I've had the first two days, really worrying about what I'm doing, my game," he added. "I want to get a little better rhythm in the morning with my irons. They weren't as crisp today."

After missing out in the two previous majors Furyk admits there has been no change of tactic as he enters the final stages of the PGA Championship.

"Guys come in earlier because we don't see the course year-in and year-out like we do on Tour," said Furyk. "So that also adds for a little bit of anxiety and getting anxious when the week starts.

"But I try to pretty much treat it the same, and it feels good to be in contention really in any event, but it's special when it's a major."

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