There’s nothing like getting a bit of money for winning at sport, and if you’re name’s Jim Furyk then waking up this morning you will be £7.2m richer. Furyk’s haul was thanks to his victory in the Tour Championship, which netted him around £900k and this was added to by the FedEx Cup playoff bonus of £6.3m, in the process beating competition from a man he will be facing in this week’s Ryder Cup, Luke Donald.
Only this week Furyk sat 11th in the FedEx Cup points table after a disastrous start to the end of season series which saw the 40-year-old disqualified from the first of four events for over sleeping, however, he recovered from that and made a final round 70 giving him a one shot lead over the Englishman Donald, who could only manage third place in the standings, but received a cheque to the tune of £1.2m. Donald himself had ample chances to win the tournament but lacked the bottle down the stretch with bogies at two of the last three holes
Rumours will be abound as to what Furyk might spend his winnings on, but some kind of mega alarm clock might not go too amiss. As he’s in Britain why not offer the government some money for Big Ben? The economy’s rather hard-up right now you see. Donald meanwhile might want to invest in a new carbonated drink container before the Ryder Cup – if you catch our drift.