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NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 06: Jim Furyk watches his drive on the second tee during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston held on September 6, 2009 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
The pose was a familiar one for Jim Furyk - buckled over as if he'd taken a punch in the gut, barely able to watch the flight of the ball. The ending felt achingly similar, too. Denied in another major championship. Furyk came up two shots shy of Jason Dufner in the PGA Championship, unable to mount any sort of charge coming down the stretch on a warm, sunny Sunday at Oak Hill. Dufner seized control just before the turn. His playing partner in the final group never punched back, the agony apparent in his mannerisms as all hope slipped away on the last two holes. ''I wish I could've put some heat on him,'' Furyk said. ''I wish I had made him work harder those last two holes.'' Even with a bogey-bogey finish, Dufner redeemed himself for throwing away a four-stroke lead at the 2011 PGA in Atlanta, where he lost to Keegan Bradley in a playoff. Furyk felt the sting of another close call on the Grand Slam stage. This was the second time in a little over a year that he has had a se...
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