Jim Furyk has been dealing with a scheduling problem recently. It can be more challenging since the season of the golf progresses. He is the former Ryder Cup captain who started this season with the conditional PGA Tour status. Ranked at 57th in the world, he should be qualifying for the US Open. Despite the scheduling problem, he hopes to find the slits to manage into 18-20 events in hands.
With his achievements in the T-9 finish at Honda Classic, he has enough to get the spot in the Players Championship. Then in followed by the second place in his hometown event, the 72nd-hole birdie. Not only the seven-figure paycheck, but he also gets the jump of the Official World Golf Ranking. He moved from 167th to 57th this week.
After turning to 49, he will qualify for the PGA Championship. The sudden rise of his ranking will lead him to the unexpected trip next week to the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Of course, it does not happen to many golfers in the world. That means he needs to manage his schedules well. He and his team will need to evaluate and recheck the plans for his status upgrade. The other challenge is to prepare his physical conditions for the upcoming hectic competitions.
There are different things to consider, and Jim Furyk will need additional measurements to discuss his new schedules. By far, there are two specifics that Furyk focuses on. The first one is the Masters. He only played it once in the last three years. But he would need to be inside the top 50 to qualify.
The second one, but not least important, is the US Open. Back then, Furyk was the champion in the 2003 US Open. Such achievement is a perfect motivation to reclaim his throne again. He would need to remain in the 60 ranks in the world to make the qualifications.
Along with the dealing of the schedule, Furyk should also focus his preparation to play in the upcoming Valspar Championship. He almost managed the excellent results at The Players Championship last week. But unfortunately, Rory Mcilroy failed his attempts. He settled for the runner-up finish at TPC Sawgrass. With his experience and records back then, it shouldn’t be more possible to maintain his achievement inside the 60 in the world. Fans will always root him to qualify for the US Open as well. So, it is a win-win possibility. We guess we need to wait until the time of the event is fast approaching.