Years of frustration over for Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk RBC Heritage Golf PGA Tour

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Jim Furyk’s career may have taken something of a nosedive after his best-ever year in 2010 but he has finally ended his trophy drought with victory in the RBC Heritage.

The former world number two won three titles that year, including the season-ending Tour Championship which secured him the FedEx Cup and the huge pot of gold that goes with it, as well as PGA and PGA Tour awards for Player of the Year.

Although he has come close on a couple of occasions, it has taken five years for Furyk to taste success again, doing so in style at the RBC Heritage.

The 44-year-old had been steadily building momentum through the tournament and made a flying start to his final round, carding six birdies on the front nine to go out in 30.

Furyk did drop a shot at the 11th but fired three more birdies to card a final-round 63 to hit the top of the leaderboard.

However, Kevin Kisner was desperate to secure his first PGA Tour victory and fired a closing 64 with a birdie at the last to force a play-off.

Both men birdied the 18th, the first extra hole, but when Kisner missed a birdie attempt at the short 17th, Furyk’s 12-footer never looked like missing and gave him the chance to release five years of frustration.

“I think getting excited on 17 there was a lot of pent-up frustrations,” said Furyk. “I was starting to feel like this game is beating me up, and the losing hurts a lot more than winning feels good. I think I just forget how good it feels to win.

“I’ve let so many slide by. I really dug deep today and glad I got it done.”

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