Ryder Cup Day-By-Day Weather ( 3)
TaylorMade: Survival Of The Fitted ( 6)
John Engler’s Long Walk Back ( 30)
You can talk all you want about the
almost incomprehensible algorithms and the
virtually unexplainable binomial coefficients
of a FedEx Cup points system that only
Archimedes or an actuary could love.
Jim Furyk, a quiet American, will take
the 10 million dollars.
That princely sum was first prize for
the season-long FedEx Cup chase. Then
there was the added bonus for Furyk of
$1.35 million U.S. for edging England’s
Luke Donald to win the accompanying Tour
Championship title by a stroke.
Furyk will now arrive at Celtic Manor
in Wales for this week’s Ryder Cup as the
only player to have won three times on the
American PGA Tour in 2010. That will almost
certainly earn him Player of the Year honors
in the balloting by his fellow players.
By surviving a persistently rainy final
round at Atlanta’s vaunted East Lake Club,
Furyk also will turn up at Celtic Manor as,
arguably, the best-rehearsed player in the
24-player Ryder Cup (See this week’s Wales
weather forecast, p. 3).
Meanwhile, the good news for Monty on
Sunday was slumping team leader Padraig
Harrington’s final-round 68 in Paris, where
little-known John Parry won something
called the Vivendi Cup.
And wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the
wall when Monty asks Irish rookie Rory
McIlroy what he was thinking last week when
he rather sacrilegiously said he’d rather win
a World Golf Championships trophy than a