FedEx Cup winner: Ex-Arizona Wildcat Jim Furykby Christopher C. Wuensch on Sep. 26, 2010, under Sports
He’s got one of the more unorthodox swings in all of golf. His last name’s got one too many consonants.
Jim Furyk’s checking account, however, is sitting pretty.
The former University of Arizona Wildcat claimed one of golf’s most coveted prizes on Sunday, winning the FedEx Cup by a single stroke.
Furyk used some late theatrics on the 18th hole at Atlanta’s East Lake Country Club to outlast Luke Donald to seal THE TOUR Championship event.
“It’s a special moment,” Furyk said after Sunday’s round. “What a special year.”
He finished the day shooting an even-par 70, 272 for the weekend, and walks away with a wallet that’s $11.35 million ($1.35 for winning the tournament) heavier.
Some of his accomplishments:
- The win is Furyk’s third on the season, more than any other golfer.
- He becomes the second player ever to win the Cup, despite missing the first of the four playoff events. Tiger Woods (2007) was the first.
- Furyk is the first player not ranked in THE TOUR Championship’s top-10 to win the FedEx Cup
- The former Wildcat — he of $57 million in career earnings — is the first University of Arizona golf alumni to donate $1 million to his Alma Mater’s journalism department.
- OK, that last one is false.