3 Things We Can Learn From Jim Furyk’s WGC Bridgestone Collapse

by Jordan on August 5, 2012

Photo by: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

He led for 71 holes. But he had been pressured most of the back nine Sunday.

Keegan Bradley was making 20+ foot putts look like tap ins.

The biggest putt was Bradley made might not have been on the putt on 18 to ultimate win but the putt on 16 which equaled Furyk’s birdie and kept him 1 shot back.

After a solid up and down for par on 17 Bradley was still one back with the honours on 18 tee. He drilled a high 3 wood down the fairway. Furyk was next. One had to wonder if he had totally shaken off his badly pulled tee shot on the 16th tee in the final round of the US Open earlier this summer.

From the view behind it was evident the ball was headed left early once again. However a great bounce out of the trees left Furyk in the left center of the fairway with a straight forward shot.

Or was it?

Judging by pin location (back left guarded by a large tree) and wind direction heading down and to the left, this wasn’t going to be an easy shot.

Watch this video where I discuss how you can learn from Jim and his approach into 18 green. It’s a mistake made by every golfer. But that is so easily avoidable. I’ll also talk about why he made a bad selection and how to act when you win or lose.

Here’s the post on how to handle pressure in golf.

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Jordan J. Caron is a former Canadian PGA Class A member who still wants to help golfers shoot better scores. He is also the President of Meaningful Marketing. In his downtime he likes to read, play squash and drink wine.

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