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Jim Furyk's final round at the RBC Heritage on Sunday was truly amazing

Jim Furyk celebrates Sunday after making his putt in the sudden death playoff against Kevin Kisner on the 17th hole during the final round of the RBC Heritage.
Jim Furyk celebrates Sunday after making his putt in the sudden death playoff against Kevin Kisner on the 17th hole during the final round of the RBC Heritage. (Delayna Earley / TNS)

Maybe we were all just too entranced by youthful Jordan Spieth's performance last week in the Masters to give proper notice to the performance of PGA veteran Jim Furyk on Sunday in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head.

Furyk's round was otherworldly. He shot an 8-under 63 in regulation, then sunk a pressure birdie put on the first playoff hole and another on the second to defeat Kevin Kisner, who had a pretty good day himself with a 64 in regulation and a shot under par on the two playoff holes.

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It was the first win for Furyk in 4 1/2 years and you could see him release all that frustration after making the winning put. He seldom shows emotion on the course, but he made an exception on this day, which featured a dramatic comeback by Kisner to force the playoff.

Think about it for a second. Furyk shot one of the best 68s ever, since he did it over 20 holes. Maybe that doesn't shake the earth in a new golf era that features exciting young stars like Spieth and Rory McIlroy, but it should -- especially to those of us who have flirted with a 68 on the front nine.

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Furyk has 17 PGA wins in his career, but he is known more as a bridesmaid than a bride.

Not this time.

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