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Jim Furyk Injury: Updates on Golfer's Recovery from Wrist Surgery

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

Jim Furyk watches his drive on the 10th tee during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Lake Forest, Ill. Furyk withdrew from the tournament citing a left wrist injury. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press

Golfer Jim Furyk has not appeared in a single tournament during the 2015-16 season due to a wrist injury. It looks like he won't be coming back for some time, either. 

Continue for updates.


Furyk's Nagging Wrist Takes Toll

Monday, Feb. 1

Furyk will need surgery on his left wrist and is expected to miss up to three months, according to Brentley Romine of Golfweek.com, citing the 45-year-old's management company, The Legacy Agency, on Monday.   

Furyk hasn't played on the PGA Tour since the BMW Championship in September, per Romine. He was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a bone contusion in that left wrist, which has hampered him for months.

He was originally expected to return for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am starting on Feb. 8, according to Romine. 

Speaking with Romine after the announcement that he'd need surgery, Furyk voiced his frustration:

While I am disappointed that the wrist has not yet healed sufficiently for me to return to play, I am confident that the surgery at this point is the best course of action, and will get me back in the shortest possible time. This has been frustrating for me to this point, but I am focusing on an aggressive rehabilitation program and having a strong year once I am sufficiently healed.

He's ranked ninth on the official world rankings and is a one-time major winner as he came away with 17 PGA Tour victories and a U.S. Open title in 2003.

On his day, Furyk is unstoppable on the course as he's able to excel in all facets of the game. He's capable of converting the toughest shots and making it look like he did so with ease. 

The surgery will keep him out of the Masters, which begins on Apr. 7, but he might be back in time for the Players Championship on May 12. Per Romine, it is the second time since 1996 that he will miss the Masters. 

Furyk has plenty of time to recover in order to get ready for the Ryder Cup in September. Back in November he was named a vice-captain alongside Tom Lehman, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods. But if he wants to maintain his spot in the world rankings, that wrist will have to be 100 percent and so will his play upon his return. 

Stats courtesy of PGATour.com

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