Jim Furyk Headlines the Met Golf Writers Association National Awards Dinner

Gold Tee Award honors 25-year PGA TOUR veteran and 2018 Ryder Cup Captain

PGA TOUR champion Jim Furyk will be honored with one of golf’s most prestigious awards — the Gold Tee — by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association at its 68th National Awards Dinner on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.

Furyk joined the PGA TOUR in 1994 and became one of its most consistent and successful players, having notched 16 tour wins so far. He won the 2003 U.S. Open and had a stellar year in 2010 when he won both the TOUR Championship and the 2010 FedEx Cup and was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year. Furyk competed on seven President’s Cup teams, played on nine Ryder Cup teams and captained the 2018 USA Ryder Cup team.  He also holds the record for the lowest single-round score in PGA TOUR history — a 58 at the 2016 Travelers Championship. He is fourth on the all-time PGA TOUR Career Earnings list.

“We are proud to add Jim Furyk’s name to the gleaming roster of Gold Tee Award winners,” says MGWA President Dave Donelson. “Furyk is known not just as a fierce competitor but as an honorable player as well. He represents the very best in the game of golf.”

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It can be said that golf is in Jim Furyk’s genes. His father, Mike, was head pro at Uniontown Country Club in Uniontown, PA. Mike was young Jim’s only golf instructor, and he nurtured his son’s unorthodox but natural swing.

The Gold Tee Award, the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s highest honor, is presented to an individual whose career achievements exemplify the best spirit and traditions of the sport of golf. The Gold Tee has been awarded to such luminaries as Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson and Annika Sorenstam. Padraig Harrington received the honor in 2018.

The National Awards Dinner has helped the MGWA raise well over two million dollars for caddie scholarship programs in Westchester and the Metro NY area as well as other charitable causes like the Dave Marr Journalism Scholarship at Columbia University.

This year’s dinner will be hosted by MGWA Vice President/PGA Professional and Sirius XM Radio Personality Brian Crowell. For tickets or additional information, please contact Robin Sauerhaft at 914.347.4653 or rsauerhaft@mgagolf.org.

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