Already in 2012, Jim Furyk has suffered two epic collapses on the final holes of PGA Tour events. The first was the most notable, coming in the home stretch of the 2012 U.S. Open when it appeared as though he had the tournament sewn up. It is possible, however, that he could emerge from this week's final major of 2012 as the PGA Champion.
Adam Fonseca at SB Nation believes that Furyk may have it in him to achieve a large measure of redemption in South Carolina this week.
No, really; Jim Furyk might have a chance this week despite being one of the shortest drivers on tour and suffering a heartbreaking loss last week to Bradley. Kiawah Island will be the longest golf course in major championship history (measuring in at more than 7,600 yards), but Furyk's ability to navigate Olympic Club earlier this season at the U.S. Open proved his game can hold up against monster courses. The question won't be if Furyk can climb up the leaderboard this week; rather, it will be if he can stay at the top when it matters most.
Furyk would be the feel-good story of the year if he can hoist the trophy on Sunday. Let's hope he can beat the field and hold on for the big win.