Furyk carried fine play at Canadian Open to PGA Championship

Jim Furyk (R) of the U.S. stands on the 15th tee with his caddie, Mike Cowan, during the final...

Jim Furyk (R) of the U.S. stands on the 15th tee with his caddie, Mike Cowan, during the final round of the 2013 PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:34 PM ET

Jim Furyk rediscovered his game at Oakville’s Glen Abbey two weeks ago.

And it almost propelled him to his second career win at a major.

Having struggled throughout much of the summer, Furyk posted a fine minus-11 at the RBC Canadian Open late last month to end up in a tie for ninth.

Furyk used the momentum of that finish to make a strong run here at the 2013 PGA Championship, where he finished second to winner Jason Dufner on Monday.

“I hadn’t really had a good season so it was nice to turn it around in Canada,” said Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open champion, “I’ve played much better since then.”

Furyk started Sunday’s final round with a one shot lead over Dufner, but could only muster a 1-over 71 over the final 18 holes. Dufner, meanwhile, fired a 2-under 68 to win the tournament at 10-under, two shots better than Furyk.

 

 


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