Shoul­der in­jury makes Furyk’s sea­son worse

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

Jim Furyk has gone from strug­gling with his game to strug­gling with his health.

Furyk hasn’t cracked the top 20 since he was ap­pointed Ry­der Cup cap­tain, and at No. 156 in the FedEx Cup, he’s in dan­ger of miss­ing the play­offs and fin­ish­ing out of the top 125 for the first time in his ca­reer.

He re­vealed Wed­nes­day that he has sore­ness in the mus­cles around his shoul­der.

“I re­ally haven’t said much about it and kept quiet, but the more I keep play­ing, the more I’m strug­gling,” Furyk said. “And ac­tu­ally, I’ve been in a lit­tle bit of pain here the last two to three weeks.”

Furyk was not el­i­gi­ble for the Bri­tish Open — the first time since 1995 he didn’t qual­ify for a ma­jor.

He had a cor­ti­sone shot last week to get ready for his 23rd con­sec­u­tive PGA Cham­pi­onship.

Out of sight: De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons host a din­ner and pro­vide a gift for all the past cham­pi­ons.

Jimmy Walker in­tro­duced the past cham­pi­ons into his world of as­tropho­tog­ra­phy. He gave them tele­scopes that can be linked to their phones to cap­ture im­ages of space.

“I’ve never used one, so I’m look­ing for­ward to set­ting it up,” Ja­son Day said.

“Prob­a­bly beats my lit­tle Yeti cooler that I gave last year.”

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