Can Furyk get his form back?

Jim Furyk is an inspirational golfer when there are high handicappers. Jim’s unconventional swing comes across with fans throughout the country – he does not have the classic swing like Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, but something more akin to what you’d see at your local golf club on a Saturday morning.

This is something that offers golf fans some inspiration. For several years, Jim has been one of the top golf professionals even though he does not have a perfect golf swing. But Jim has to do a whole lot more than just inspire amateur golfers. He really needs to get his form back on track.

In 2010 season, Jim won 3 tournaments, and he won over $ 4.8 million on tour. He was a really safe bet to make it into the top 10 on any tournament, and was competing for big prizes most weeks. Somehow he was able to defeat all those with classic swings shots much of the time.

But after 2010, Furyk has really struggled. He was unable to find his game in 2011, and he slumped badly. Not only did he not win a tournament, he did not even finish in the top three. His event earnings went down to US$ 1.5 million and his game just disappeared.

Jim did better in 2012 season, but there was still a problem. Last year, he won US$ 3.6 million, ended 2nd twice and third one time. He also had 8 top ten finishes, and was rumoured to be in talks about getting a new sponsor in the form of online betting company Unibet.

However, in spite of all these successes, there is a lack of confidence which has been shaking his game for 2 years. Jim needs to have his confidence back to do well in 2013 season.

Ernie Els joins the Volvo Golf Champions

Ernie Els, the 2012 Open champ, has confirmed that he will play at the Volvo Golf Champions that will take place at the Durban Country Club. The event will start from 10th January and will go on till 13th January.

Now Earnie heads a tough South African challenge for the ‘tournament of champions’ of the European Tour, including the defending champ Branden Grace, 2 – time US Open champ Retief Goosen as well as 2010 Open champ Louis Oosthuizen.

Earnie Els is one of South Africa’s most accomplished sportsperson. He has sixty nine pro career wins in his kitty that includes 4 Major Championships, 2 World Golf Championships and more importantly 7 World Matchplay titles. Former world number one Els is one of the most prolific golf players of his generation and the worldwide reach of his wins can hardly be compared with any other golfer.
He has won in golf events all over the planet and he was also inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in the year 2011.

In 2012 season, Earnie came very close to win Volvo Golf Champions following a dramatic South African play-off with Branden Grace and Retief Goosen, with Branden getting to get his 2nd title of the season. Els told that he was really delighted to be a part of the Volvo Golf Champions. He added that it would really a great way to start the season in his own country in front of home spectators.