News & ToursSeptember 17, 2015

Jim Furyk withdraws from a tournament for the first time since the Clinton administration

Jim Furyk's last two opening rounds at Conway Farms Golf Club have both produced a bit of personal history. In 2013, he shot the PGA Tour's sixth-ever 59. On Thursday, he withdrew for just the second time in his career.

Furyk only recorded 25 shots (one over through six holes) on the Chicago-area track this time before bowing out with a bad left wrist. It's his first WD since the 1995 version of this event when it was still the Western Open.

The early exit snapped an incredible streak of 477 consecutive tournaments without a WD for the durable Furyk. He entered this week No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings, so he'll still advance to next week's Tour Championship. Furyk was coming off a T-11 and a T-4 in the first two playoff events, but he said he felt a sharp pain in his wrist during Wednesday's pro-am and that he's "very concerned" about his status for next week.

Furyk, 45, won the 2010 Tour Championship and FedEx Cup. If he can't tee it up at East Lake, he won't be replaced by any golfer outside the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings.


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