The 2024 Presidents Cup will mark a new chapter for Jim Furyk, who has been named as the U.S. team captain for the biennial matches against the International team.
Furyk, a 17-time PGA Tour winner and the 2003 U.S. Open champion, will lead the American side into battle at The Royal Montreal Golf Club, Sept. 24-29, 2024.
Furyk is no stranger to the Presidents Cup, having played in seven editions from 1998 to 2015, compiling a record of 20-10-3. He also served as an assistant captain to Jay Haas in 2015 and Steve Stricker in 2017, helping the U.S.
team win both times. Furyk said he learned a lot from his experiences as a player and an assistant, and he is ready to take on the challenge of being the captain.
“I’m honored and humbled to be selected as the U.S. team captain for the 2024 Presidents Cup,” Furyk said in a statement. “It’s a privilege to represent my country in this event, and I’m looking forward to working with the players, the PGA Tour, and the fans to make it a memorable week for everyone involved.”.
Furyk will face off against Mike Weir, who was announced as the International team captain in November. Weir, who won the 2003 Masters Tournament, is Canada’s most decorated golfer and a fan favorite in his home country.
He played in five Presidents Cups from 2000 to 2009, posting a record of 13-9-2. He also beat Tiger Woods in singles at Royal Montreal in 2007, when the International team lost by just one point.
Furyk and Weir have a lot in common, besides being born on the same day (May 12, 1970). They are both gritty competitors, hard workers, and crafty players who have overcome adversity and injuries in their careers.
They are also both playing on the PGA Tour Champions, where Furyk has won three times since turning 50 last year.
Furyk said he has a lot of respect for Weir and his accomplishments, and he expects a tough fight from his counterpart.
“Mike is a great friend and a fierce competitor,” Furyk said. “He has proven himself as a winner on the biggest stages, and he knows what it takes to motivate and inspire his team.
I’m sure he will have the International team ready to go at Royal Montreal.”.
The U.S. team has dominated the Presidents Cup, winning 11 of the 13 editions so far, including the last eight in a row. The last time the International team won was in 1998 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, where Furyk made his debut as a player.
The closest the International team came to ending the drought was in 2015 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, where they lost by one point after Bill Haas beat Sangmoon Bae in the final singles match.
Furyk said he is not taking anything for granted, and he knows that the International team will be hungry for revenge.
“The Presidents Cup is always a tough competition, and I don’t expect anything less in 2024,” Furyk said. “The International team has some of the best players in the world, and they will be playing on home soil with a lot of support from the Canadian fans.
We will have to be at our best to keep the Cup.”.
Furyk said he is excited to return to Royal Montreal, where he has played twice before: once in the 2007 Presidents Cup, where he went 2-2-1; and once in the 2014 RBC Canadian Open, where he finished second behind Tim Clark.
Furyk also won the RBC Canadian Open twice, in 2006 and 2007.
“Royal Montreal is a fantastic venue for golf, and I have some great memories there,” Furyk said. “The course is challenging but fair, and it offers a variety of shots and strategies.
The fans are passionate and knowledgeable, and they create an amazing atmosphere.”.
Furyk said he hopes to make more memories at Royal Montreal in 2024, when he will become the 10th U.S. captain in Presidents Cup history.
“It’s an honor to join the list of legends who have captained the U.S. team before me,” Furyk said. “.
Final Thoughts: Jim Furyk to Lead U.S. Team at 2024 Presidents Cup
Jim Furyk is a well-respected figure in the world of golf, and his selection as the U.S. team captain for the 2024 Presidents Cup is a testament to his accomplishments and leadership qualities.
Furyk has been a mainstay in the Presidents Cup for over two decades, and he has been a part of some of the most memorable moments in the event’s history.
As a player, he compiled an impressive record of 20-10-3, and as an assistant captain, he helped the U.S. team win twice. Now, as a captain, Furyk will be tasked with leading the American side to victory once again.
Furyk’s selection as captain is a wise choice by the PGA Tour, as he brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to the role. He is a respected figure among his peers, and he has shown a great deal of integrity and sportsmanship throughout his career.
His ability to communicate with his players and motivate them will be invaluable as he leads them into battle against the International team.
Furyk will face a tough challenge in Mike Weir, the International team captain. Weir is a beloved figure in his home country of Canada, and he has a wealth of experience and success on the PGA Tour.
He will no doubt have his team fired up and ready to compete, and Furyk will need to have his team prepared for a tough fight.
The 2024 Presidents Cup promises to be an exciting and competitive event, with two talented and experienced captains leading their teams into battle.
Furyk’s selection as U.S. captain is a great honor for him, and it is a reflection of the respect and admiration that he has earned throughout his career.