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The Tour Report

October 21 2012

12:37 PM

Who needs it more, Furyk or Love?

By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Jim Furyk had a season full of disappointment. Davis Love III has felt the same and hasn’t won since 2008. Furyk and Love will be on center stage in Sunday’s final round of The McGladrey Classic, paired together at Sea Island Golf Club. So who needs to win more? Furyk or Love? Furyk hasn’t won since his remarkable 2010 season. On Saturday, he said there are plenty of similarities from that season to this one. Furyk had seven top 10s in 2010 – just like he has this season. In 2012, he’s had two runner-ups. The difference? In 2010, Furyk had three wins. In fact, his 2012 scoring average of 69.4 is actually lower than his 2010 average of 69.8. But Furyk is still searching for that first victory. “I found ways, quite frankly, to lose tournaments,” Furyk said of his season. “I had my opportunities to have a great year this year, just like I did in the past, and there’s two ways to look at it. I’m one of those people, I’m tougher on myself, I promise, than anyone else is. “I’ve already kicked myself a 100 times already. And I’ve gotten over it. That’s one thing I’ve always been able to do really well is I can get by it. I can forget it. I can put it behind me and move on.” Love put countless hours into his Ryder Cup captaincy and to come out on the losing end was difficult to say the least. At 48, he’ll go for his 21st victory on the PGA TOUR today. Love was asked if he or Furyk needs the victory more. “I don’t know,” Love said. “It’s nice to win, no matter what. I know to be able to cap off (the season with a victory) would make the year feel a lot better to him. Plus, he’s trying like the rest of us to keep getting more wins at a late stage in your career. I know he’s working toward 20. He will get there. “I hope I’m not impeding that. But I’d love to keep him from it. But you see it in both of us. We’re both very competitive.”