Jim Furyk's slump-buster highlights rips and shanks

The Transitions Championship featured a stacked leaderboard on Sunday, with a ton of guys trying to make this week their first win in a while. Who pulled through and highlights our rips, and who struggled to land a shank?


Jim Furyk: He has been touted for his consistency over the years, but Sunday at the Transitions was as far from that as possible. Six birdies were probably what he was looking for, but the four bogeys were not. Lucky for Jim, his 69 was good enough for a one shot win and the ability to leave the monkey at home on his way to Augusta.

K.J. Choi: He didn't win, but he did give Furyk nearly all he could handle. Choi was going for his first win since 2008, and closed with a 4-under 67, just a shot back of Furyk. It was his first top-10 of the season and best finish in two years.

Nick Watney: Watney jumped 10 spots on Sunday with his 67, giving him his third top-10 of the season and first top-5. He has never finished in the top-10 of a major, but the last two years at Augusta he has found himself in the top-20.

John Daly: Can you say three cuts in a row for Daly? He isn't exactly lighting it up with his finishes, but he is bringing home checks, and with that confidence moving forward for the rest of the season. A better look on Daly than his insistence on quitting the game like he said earlier this season.


Bubba Watson: The big-hitting lefty finished third at the Transitions Championship, certainly worthy of obvious praise, but it was once again a situation where Bubba had a chance to win and couldn't do it. He is still seeking his first PGA Tour win, and with a chance on the back nine on Sunday after birdies on 10 and 11, Watson disappeared, failing to birdie the par-5 14th and making bogey on the 15th, losing by two to Furyk.

Retief Goosen: The Goose won here a year ago, and was right where you want to be on Sunday. After a birdie on his first hole, it looked like Retief could make another run, but he didn't make a single birdie the rest of the day, and after a bogey on 13, had to settle for a ho-hum round of even-par 71.

Ryo Ishikawa: Yikes! The young star has had his ups and downs this year, and Thursday at the Transitions was definitely a down. Two double-bogeys, a triple-bogey and six bogeys all added up to a 12-over 83. The bright side? Ishikawa didn't withdraw, played on Friday and put together a 71, very respectable after that dreadful round on Thursday.

Stuart Appleby: Talk about a tough 2010 for Appleby. The Transitions marked the sixth time in eight tries that Appleby has failed to make the cut, making it seven of eight tournaments where his final tally was over-par (the only time he was under par was at the Waste Management, where he missed the cut). A long way from the eight wins he had on the PGA Tour between 1997-2006.

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