In Jacksonville last week, it was Furyk & Friends.
In North Carolina this week, it was Furyk & Son.
Jim Furyk, competing in the PGA Tour Champions SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club, finished tied for third with his son Tanner on the bag.
“I’m sure he enjoyed it and I promise you I enjoyed it 100 times more. Special week,” Furyk said after his round. Regular caddie Fluff Cowan was taking the week off. “I feel bad that Fluff went down, that he wasn’t able to be here. I hope he’s healthy and getting better.”
This was a week after he and his wife hosted the first ever Constellation Furyk & Friends tournament on the PGA Tour Champions.
Furyk and Tanner were teammates in the PNC Championship last December in Orlando. The SAS was the first time Tanner caddied for his old man.
But he wasn’t the only Furyk child at the tournament.
“It was a real special opportunity for our family. Caleigh [daughter] came in from college,” he said. “To have Tanner on the bag, just really cool. Then to have a real solid week and kind of come down the stretch and feel like you’ve got to make a putt on the last.”
Furyk briefly took the clubhouse lead at 11 under after draining a birdie on the last.
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“I had him in there reading it. He put a great read on it, actually. Noticed something about the green that I didn’t early in the putt. Yeah, just really cool. A great memory for me.
“To go out and play well was a little icing on the cake.”
Furyk is among the 72 golfers who have advanced to the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, which starts this week at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.