Jim Furyk Comes Out Shining During First Round at Oak Hill

Jim Furyk Comes Out Shining During First Round at Oak Hill
It is a name we don’t talk about often, especially going into majors, but Jim Furyk proved on Thursday he’s still able to mix in with the young-ins. A gorgeous first round by the 43-year-old left him at the top of leader board with Adam Scott at 5-under-par.
Rain over night on Wednesday made conditions at Oak Hill soft, helping many to achieve low first round scores. For Furyk, whose only major win was back at the 2003 US Open, the start to this year’s PGA Championship couldn’t have gone better. His scorecard was littered with pars and birdies up until his final hole, which ended on a bogey. Although it should be noted this is the same hole that Tiger Woods double bogeyed during first round action.
After a stellar performance, Furyk was in a jovial mood with the press saying, “Usually disappointed with ending the day on a bogey, but, you know, 65, the PGA, is not so bad.”
While the American will have surely have had a good night’s sleep after such an incredible start, the veteran knows it’s still early days and is careful not to get too ahead of himself.
“Trust me, I'll be in a good mood the rest of today," he said. "But I'm wise enough and been there enough that it's only Thursday.  Right now, we are jockeying for position.”

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