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May 09, 2016 Commentary Archive

Furyk Returns Optimistic At PLAYERS

by Sam Kouvaris
Posted May 09, 2016 ===========================================================================

Forced out of action last September with a wrist injury, Ponte Vedra's Jim Furyk thought he'd be back on the course before the first of the year. But on February 1st, still struggling to get healthy, Furyk announced he'd miss another three months because of surgery on his wrist. "This has been frustrating for me to this point," he said announcing the surgery, "But I am focusing on an aggressive rehabilitation program."

Today it was a bit surprising to see him at the Stadium Course after starting his year last week at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte.

"I feel alright," Jim said this afternoon. "I wish I would have played better last week. I knew I'd be rusty, I'm not quite 100% but the only way to get stronger is to play."

Although he lives a driver and 5 iron from the TPC at Sawgrass, Furyk's time on the road doesn't allow him to be that familiar with the Stadium Course.

"It's not a place I've had a lot of success in the past, I probably enjoyed starting in Charlotte a little better since I've won there," he explained.

But the fact that one of the most significant tournaments of the year is played in his backyard isn't lost on the 17-time PGA Tour winner. "It's nice to be at home this week. I'm in familiar surroundings, in my own bed. I'll practice at my normal facilities the way I normally do."

At 45 years old, Furyk has a routine he follows each week, so being at the event site on a Monday was quite a bit different for him. "I'm rarely here on Monday," he said as he headed to the range. "In a perfect world I'd have made the cut in Charlotte, played four rounds and had today as a day off. But having a weekend off I wanted to hit some balls, stay loose and see how the golf course is playing. How are the greens? I haven't seen the golf course in months so I'm anxious to see how it's playing."


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