Jim Furyk finishes T4 in U.S. Open
By mustang6560 on 6/18/12
Jim Furyk fell short in his quest to win his second major championship at the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club yesterday. Following his 4-over-par 74 in the final round, he expressed his disappointment to the media.
I don't know how to put that one into words, but I had my opportunities and my chances and it was right there. It was, on that back nine, it was my tournament to win and I felt like if win the out there and shot even par, 1‑under, I would have distanced myself from the field and I wasn't able to do so. And I played quite well, actually until the last three holes. So we'll have to look at holes 70 to 72 of what cost me the tournament. I needed to play those last three better.The 2003 U.S. Open winner was the co-leader through 54 holes and led for most of the final round until he hit an errant tee shot at the par-5 16th. The poor tee shot led to a bogey, which dropped him to 2-over for the tournament and one stroke behind the eventual winner Webb Simpson.
Jim, who is a SkyCaddie advisory team member, finished the tournament in a tie for fourth place along with David Toms, Padraig Harrington, John Peterson, and Jason Dufner. His T4 finish earned him a cool $276,841 and marks his fourth top 10 of the 2012 PGA Tour season and his ninth top 25.
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