For the eighth time in as many years, Jim Furyk is a member of the United State’s Ryder Cup team. The University of Arizona alum (1988-92) was among those selected Tuesday by team captain Davis Love III. The “Captain’s Pick” selection means Furyk has been a member of every Ryder and President’s cup teams since turning pro.
Furyk is 8-15-4 in Ryder Cup matches, but is 4-2-1 in singles play.
The United States leads the all-time series — which biennially pits the U.S. versus Europe — by a 25-11-2 count. Furyk helped pace USA to wins as a member of the 1999 and 2008 teams.
The Medinah (Ill.) Country Club will play host to this year’s Ryder Cup from Sept. 25-30.
The Arizona Sports Hall of Famer closed out the PGA season with $2.8 million in earnings ($51.9 million for his career), while finishing fifth in driving accuracy and scoring average. He hasn’t won a tournament since being named the 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year. Furyk held a late lead at this year’s U.S. Open, but squandered a chance for his second career (2003) open title in the closing holes. He also blew a lead on No. 18 on the final day of the Firestone. He finished 21st overall in FedEx Cup points on the season.
2012 UNITED STATE RYDER CUP TEAM
Davis Love III – C
Former Wildcat Jim Furyk has made the Ryder Cup team with a swing as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
— John Button Salmon (@GR8SalmonsGhost) September 4, 2012