Jim Furyk has overcome a first round disqualification to become the first player out of the top 10 in the Fed Ex Cup standings to win the championship. Furyk was disqualified from the first round Barclay’s when he missed the pro-am when due to a cell phone alarm malfunction.
Furyk had a one shot lead going into the par three 18th. His tee shot landed in a deep bunker and it looked like we were going to a playoff. Furyk, maybe the bast sand player on the tour, hit a shot that will be remembered for years to come. It landed two and half feet from the cup, giving him an easy tap in par for the championship.
For winning the tournament, Furyk earned $1.3 million dollars plus an additional $10 million for winning the Tour Championship.
The 2011 Masters will add an additional two hours of live coverage to the it’s first two rounds. Thursday and Fridays’ rounds will air live on ESPN on April seventh and eighth from 3:30 pm until 7:00 pm.
The weekend coverage will aired on CBS as it has since 1956.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are set to be held in Rio de Janeiro and for the first time in 112 years, golf will be included in the Olympic Games. The host city will now have to build a golf course to host this competition.
Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam would like to pair up to design this course. They would work together to design the best possible course from the both the men’s and women’s tees.
It’s being reported that there have been more than a dozen golf architects who have expressed interest in the project.
“I’ll be surprised if they don’t select us.” Nicklaus said.