Is Jim Furyk a Good Pick for U.S. Ryder Cup Captain?

THE NEWS WAS ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK, so you’ve probably heard that Jim Furyk was named captain of the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

“It’s been my favorite event of my entire career,” Furyk said during the announcement at PGA of America headquarters. “The Ryder Cup embodies everything special about golf.”

Furyk has played in nine Ryder Cups and has a losing record (10-20-4). He was an assistant to Captain Davis Love III in the 2016 U.S. romp at Hazeltine. In addition, he has won 17 times on the PGA Tour, including one major, the 2003 U.S. Open.

Apparently, judging from the above Golf Channel clip, not all are happy with this pick.

I’m OK with Furyk. I know he’ll do a good job.

As for his playing record, no one of Furyk’s generation (Tiger, Phil, etc.) has a good record because Europe has been dominating the Ryder Cup for three decades. I hope that’s changed, but we’ll see what happens in Paris.

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Neil Sagebiel

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