Text messages and congratulatory phone calls were flowing during the weekend, mainly on Sunday, when Jim Furyk could not do anything but listen the rain falling on the roof, answer the calls of his well wishers and watch football on television.
Jim understood that he got more praise for shooting fifty-nine on Friday than he did for his sixteen wins at the PGA Tour, including US Open in the year 2003. It was a huge deal to shot the golf magic number. He is just the 6th player in the history of PGA to break sixty.
It would have been better for Jim had he been capable to back it up on Monday with a win at BMW Championship, where the bad weather held up the final round ended without him holding the prize. Zach Johnson, who got his tenth PGA Tour championship, had been damning on win for the last 2 months, casting off in a playoff at John Deere Classic and rolling off top ten finishes at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the Wyndham Championship, the PGA Championship and Open Championship.
The Masters 2007 champ hit a final round sixty-five on a windy cool day. And throwing away to that number is not a shame. Still, this score was not good for Jim, who had final round bad luck in earlier win at the Tour Championship in the year 2010.
Johnson told that one could not help but feel for Jim. He had a remarkable week.