Furyk’s #StrokeOfGenius in historic playoff
Jim Furyk is one of only six players to have successfully defended his Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player, title.
But it was the affable American’s first Nedbank Golf Challenge triumph in 2005 that stands out for Gary Player, particularly his performance in the four-man playoff.
It was the largest playoff in the history of the tournament, including Furyk, Retief Goosen, Darren Clarke and Adam Scott.
And playing the par-four 18th as the second playoff hole, Furyk produced a #StrokeOfGenius when he chipped in for birdie to take the title.
“You’ve got a four-man playoff on one hole to decide the event. There’s only one thought – you have to birdie the hole,” says Player.
“You’ve only got one chance. Isn’t it amazing that the man who doesn’t hit the green and is worse off, going straight downhill, chips it in the hole. There is the stroke of genius.”