Furyk's win gets no notice

March 22, 2010

Jim Furyk finally won after 32 months and 58 tournaments, and it became a footnote Sunday.

When he reached the 18th green after a wild detour through the trees at Innisbrook, at Palm Harbor, Fla., two television networks broadcast the first interview with Tiger Woods since revelations he had been cheating on his wife.

Furyk wasn't aware of this until after he won the Transitions Championship. One of Woods' closest friends on the PGA Tour, he walked into the interview room holding a three-page transcript of Woods' interviews with ESPN and the Golf Channel.

"You know what? Tomorrow, the paper is going to read that I won the golf tournament, and I don't really care if it's a three-page spread or a little blurb in the corner of the paper because the article is about him.

"I won the damn thing, and it really doesn't matter to me."

All he cared about was winning for the first time since the 2007 Canadian Open, his longest stretch without a victory since he first joined the PGA Tour.

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