Jim Furyk Talks About That 59

ABOVE: Highlights of Jim Furyk’s 59 at the BMW Championship. GONE CAMPING IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS, I missed the weekend excitement at the BMW Championship, beginning with Jim Furyk’s 59 (nines of 31 and 28) on Friday, the sixth 59 recorded in PGA Tour history. Other members of the 59 club include Al Geiberger, … Read more

David Duval Struggles Through Another Season

David Duval (right) with U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love. I SAW A NOTE ABOUT former world No. 1 golfer David Duval in my Golfweek 360 email. Duval made the magazine’s “5 Things” column after posting three rounds in the 60s for a 14-under total and T23 finish at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for … Read more

Lee Westwood’s Reign in the Age of Parity

FOR LEE WESTWOOD, THE MAN who replaced Tiger Woods as the world’s top-ranked golfer, the “R” in OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking) could stand for “rankling” instead of “ranking.” The 38-year-old Englishman has resented persistent comments that he doesn’t deserve to sit atop the golf world because he has yet to win a major. Commenting … Read more

Why David Duval’s 59 Is My Favorite

IT MUST BE SOMETHING they’re spraying on golf courses, because 59s, a once-rare score (for 18 holes), are spreading like kudzu. And their even-rarer cousins—the 58 and 57—are also popping up from Asia to Alabama. What gives? I thought I would take inventory of the 59s before they start appearing every week at some pro … Read more

Fitness Ruined Carl Pettersson’s Golf Game

CARL PETTERSSON CHASED DOWN Dean Wilson on the back nine Sunday to win the RBC Canadian Open, his fourth PGA Tour title and a nice comeback for a good player who struggled in 2009. Pettersson made the cut on the number and then posted a 60 in the third round. Not much was happening on … Read more

Caddie Greg Rita, 1956-2010

IMAGINE BEING ON THE BAG for Curtis Strange, John Daly, David Duval, Mark O’Meara, Scott Hoch and Gil Morgan. One word comes to mind: intense. Greg Rita, who died Saturday on his 54th birthday after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer, strode the fairways with those and other players in a … Read more

2009 Is a Rim Out for David Duval

CRAZY AS IT SEEMED, David Duval was in position to win at Bethpage Black in June. Duval was back from the golf doldrums, contending for a major. The U.S. Open, no less. He was playing with resolve. After going four-over par on the first three holes of his final round, Duval had gotten all the … Read more

Welcome Back, David Duval

LUCAS GLOVER WON THE TROPHY, Phil Mickelson won the hearts, and David Duval won newfound respect. I disagree with those who may want to place an asterisk by Glover’s name for winning the bizarre, waterlogged U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. Lucas’s long game was solid most of the week, he only had one three-putt green, … Read more

Final Round of U.S. Open Is Underway

Lucas Glover IT’S 6 P.M. ON SUNDAY EVENING and the final round of the 109th U.S. Open is underway at Bethpage Black. How the grounds crew has enabled 54-plus holes of championship golf to be played the last four days is beyond me. The rains have been epic and the grounds crew’s water redistribution skills … Read more