Heritage Notebook

Jim Furyk celebrates at Harbour Town (J.Dyer/IslandPacket) Observations from another fantastic Heritage tournament:

  • Can golf course designers please be forced into watching the Harbour Town broadcast? You don't need to build 8,000 yard behemoth golf courses to make the game a challenge.  Just about every hole at Harbour Town is memorable and above all else, interesting. No wonder the players love this golf course!
  • The toughest hole on Sunday was the par three 14th hole. It played to a stroke average of 3.472 and a paltry 20 out of 72 players managed to find the green!
  • The back nine on Sunday was brutal - it played to a stroke average of 36.847Almost 2 strokes over par!
  • Every hole on the back nine at Harbour Town played over par on Sunday, including the par-5 15th hole (5.028).
  • Only one player out of the top 10 finishers played the final nine in under par - Kris Blanks shot a 1 under 34.
  • All six past champions of the Verizon Heritage competing this week made the cut: Boo Weekley (T12), Stewart Cink (T15), Aaron Baddeley (T22), Brian Gay (T32), Glen Day (T53) and Davis Love III (71).
  • Ricky Barnes followed up a T10 at last week's Masters Tournament with a T5 on Sunday, making him the only player to post top-10 finishes in both events.
  • Hats off to Brian Davis for his honorable call in the playoff. Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself on the only playoff hole after touching a loose impediment during his backswing (Rule 13-4).
  • John Vander Borght explains what went wrong during the playoff and why it was, and should have been, a penalty.
  • Jim Furyk is now 3-7 in playoffs, while Brian Davis falls to 0-1.
  • The victory is the 15th of Furyk's career and comes in his 419th PGA Tour start.
  • Ricky Fowler looked like a hunter in the Wisconsin woods on Sunday. Dressed completely in orange, he called the color "Okie State orange". I thought they might simply be trying to track him from outer space!
  • Player stats:

Driving Accuracy - N. O'Hern 91.07% (field 68.05%)

Driving Distance - G. DeLaet 295.6 yds (field 272.9 yds)

GIR - B. Weekley 75% (field 56.77%)

Total Putts - B. Molder 24.75 (field 27.39)

  • Bogey-free rounds :

R1 -- T. Immelman, B. Molder, N. O'Hern and S. Appleby R2 -- B. Molder, B. Baird, C. Villegas, S. Levin, S. Ames, P. Casey, B. Adams R3 -- J. Furyk, B. Davis, S. Ames, B. Baird, L. Donald, B. Weekley, T. Gillis, O. Uresti, C. Tidland R4 -- None

  • Srixon hit the jackpot at Harbour Town with two players that use their equipment dueling it out in a playoff.  Here are a few interesting notes  on the two golfers and their respective bags from Adam Barr at PGATour.com
  • See what the local newspaper, the Island Packet had to say.

Jim Furyk on being presented with his new red tartan jacket:

Tartan Jacket


I'd like to say I make it look good, but I know that's not the case.            


I so hope that this special community and event can find a way to procure a sponsor.