Second at last year’s PGA Championship, Jim Furyk shot a 66 on Thursday in the first round at Valhalla Golf Club, climbing into a five-way tie for fourth place.
Kaymer got up-and-down with his putter from short of the 18th green for one last par, giving him a 1-under 71 and his first victory in nearly 18 months.
After starting the year without status on any tour, Spieth has been chosen as a captain’s pick to participate in the 2013 President’s Cup.
Jason Dufner walked off the 18th green, after casually pumping his fists in what passed for a raucous celebration. There was a familiar face waiting for him.
Showing that he’s not satisfied as only being a Masters champion, Scott ran off five straight birdies Thursday on soft and vulnerable Oak Hill to earn a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Jim Furyk.
Jim Furyk finally made some birdies – a lot of them – for a 7-under 63 to take the lead Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational.
Jim Furyk and Geoff Ogilvy will have to play some of their best golf in hopes of advancing to the Tour Championship and being selected to play in the Presidents Cup.
After his great finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Jim Furyk now only needs to move up 5 spots to make it into the Tour Championship and make it a successful season.