Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/21/12
When Davis Love III named his captain's picks for next week's Ryder Cup, eyebrows were raised at his choice of old war horse Jim Furyk. Furyk, after all, was coming off a disappointing 2011, had blown the US Open with three holes to play, thrown up all over himself at the last hole of the Bridgestone Invitational when a bogey would've at least got him into a playoff and also lost in a playoff at Transitions. At 42, he had the smell, to some, of yesterday's man. And given his Ryder Cup record of 8-15-4, there were those who saw the Furyk pick -- over, say, Hunter Mahan -- as nothing but old boys' club sentimentality. But Love was never leaving him off the team. "I need Jim Furyk," Love said. "Experience brings a lot to the team room." Furyk's not just, as Tiger Woods called him on Friday, "a rock steady" teammate, but it turns out he can still play this game. On Friday at East Lake, he started his second round at the TOUR Championship with seven straight threes. He had nine t...
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