A STROKE OF GENIUS JIM FURYK AND A SWING THAT ONLY A FATHER COULD LOVE HAVE THROWN THE TOUR FOR A LOOP

March 03, 1997

Use the Force, Luke.... Trust me, Luke.

SEVEN COLOR PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT BECK Furyk's Loop results from an extreme outside takeaway, with high hands and a flying right elbow (the first two photos on the left), but once he reroutes the club (third photo), his swing becomes more traditional. [Series showing stages of Jim Furyk's golf swing] COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT BECK Furyk's swing might seem a mess, but he has cleaned up on Tour, with increased earnings every year. [Jim Furyk golfing] COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT BECK Mike (left, with wife Linda) is entrusted with Jim's swing, while Tabitha is his favorite fishing pal. [Mike Furyk, Linda Furyk, Jim Furyk and Tabitha Skartved]

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)