Date of Birth:12th May 1970Country:United States

Jim Furyk

One of the most respected professionals in the modern game, Jim Furyk – who made his Major breakthrough when winning the 2003 US Open at Olympia Fields in Chicago – has claimed 25 titles worldwide, most recently the Verizon Heritage Classic at Hilton Head in April which gave him his second win inside a month on the PGA Tour as he had claimed the Transitions Championship on the tough Copperhead course at Innisbrook in Florida. Those wins lifted Furyk back into the Top-5 on the official world rankings and followed on from a strong finish to the 2009 season when he captured the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in California, his first win since the 2007 Canadian Open. But the likeable American’s success in the Transitions in March brought relief to one of the game’s most consistent performers as it ended a two and a half year winless drought on the main tour... he has only ever had one coach, his father Mike, who is a former club professional... Furyk is a proven global player, with tournament wins in the United States , South Africa , Canada and Argentina... in his youth, Jim dabbled with thoughts of playing basketball and American football (he played the sport until he was 13) before concentrating on golf, although he remains a committed Pittsburgh Steelers fan to this day.