Veteran golfer and former US Open Champion Jim Furyk is heading into the Transitions Championships with the aim of improving his all round game, having made the cut in three out of four attempts this year.
Although that would prove to be a very successful conversion rate for any player, Furyk, on the other hand, has not had the best of starts to the present calendar year 2012 having had no finishes in the top ten in 12 tournaments that he has participated in sp far.
Furyk, who had been in the top ten of golf’s ranking for more than 350 straight weeks between 1999 and 2010, has had a dismal fall from grace, not being near the top 20 even over the last year or so and that does not sound good news for one of the most talented golfers of his generation. Ever since he won the FedEx Cup Championships back in 2010, the career of Jim Furyk has been on a downward spiral and he is not considered as one of the regular contenders for a tournament he enters in anymore.
Although Furyk is still fourth on the Tour in terms of his driving accuracy, his ball striking has left a lot to be desired, putting him in 187th position on Tour and that is not good for a player who once had the reputation of being one of the cleanest strikers of the golf ball of all time.
But Jim Furyk is adamant that there is still room for him to improve and the veteran golfer is heading into the Transitions Championships with the aim of improving his stroke play and to restore the confidence that many people believe he has lost forever and only a win here would serve him for the next few tournaments.
Dustin Johnson has finally made his move and set his foot down on his decision to enter into the Humana Challenge and partner with the foundation set up by William Clinton.
Dustin is quite a known and recognized name in the golfing circuit and has gained quite a number of achievements in his professional career.
His earnings on 4.3 million dollars are enough to show where he currently stands. His dedication and skill is quite unmatched and he manages to bring about consistency to his game play, which is why he has moved on to such great heights.
Dustin Johnson is very particular regarding his future course of events and has already set out to plan the strategy for his future endeavor in the coming seasons. He is one the high ranked player in the Humana tournament and this goes on to add the excitement to the game. The other ranked players who share a similar standing with him include those like Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas, Phil and a few more.
The chairman of the Humana challenge, Mr. Larry has also shown and expressed his contentment on the joining of Dustin and has clearly mentioned that the addition and entry of such high class players give a boost to the tournament on the whole as well.
Changes in the schedule for the Humana tournament might be on the minds of the organizers and this has been taken in the positive spirit by the audience and the players as well. Everyone is quite interested and keen to know how the change in events will affect the game and whether it will maintain the standard set by the Humana challenge in the previous years. As of now the focus stays on Dustin Johnson.