#191 – Jim Furyk

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 191 - Jim Furyk

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy recap the good times at the Dad 2.0 Summit this past weekend in Washington D.C. as well talk about Star Wars, pop culture and sports trivia.

Then the guys welcome PGA Tour Pro, Jim Furyk. Jim was born into golf. Well sort of. He grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. His father Mike was an assistant pro at Edgmont Country club. That was where Jim learned about the game of golf. Jim then went on to play at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, where he was an All-American twice. He also led the Wildcats to their first NCAA title in 1992. That same year, Furyk turned professional and joined the PGA TOUR in 1994 and has won at least one tournament each year between 1998 and 2003.

Jim Furyk truly hit his stride in 2010, winning a career-best three tournaments on the PGA TOUR that year. The most notable victory was the season-ending Tour Championship. That victory earned him the 2010 FedEx Cup. His stellar performance in 2010 won him both the PGA Player of the Year and PGA TOUR Player of the year.

Jim and his wife Tabitha also started the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation. The foundation was created in 2010 to help children and families in need. With Jim‘s success on the PGA TOUR, the couple decided it was time to establish a foundation to continue support of community charities. The foundation is dedicated to helping support those organizations that lend a hand to those who can’t fulfill the most basic needs. By providing project specific funding to these organizations, the foundation helps to give food for underprivileged children, care for children with life-limiting or threatening conditions, and simply providing a safe place for them to go after school.

We had the great honor of talking with Jim about his foundation, fatherhood, and golf. To learn more about Jim Furyk and his foundation go to JimFuryk.com and JimAndTabithaFurykFoundation.com.

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