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Should Furyk's Swing be the new conventional?

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The guy shot a 59 at the BMW yesterday,,,says a lot.  But more than once the commentators called his swing unconventional.  Yea, the take back is whack, but what I like is that his feet are close together at address and he's fairly close to the ball.  He has great balance and in slow motion his swing is very fluid.  I will also acknowledge that his putting are half the reason he hit the 59 - unbelievable putting straight up...

Besides the backswing, what can we take away from his round to help us?

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All Five Keys in place.

Outside of that, no, it should not be the new "conventional."

What can we take from his round to help us? It's a good question, but let's also not forget that it was one round, and it's far, far more impressive that he's had a long career on the PGA Tour. That's about a million times more impressive. So what can we take from Jim Furyk's career to help us is the better question, IMO.

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Nothing, we can take nothing applicable out of what he did other than he is way more talented than all of us with that goofy swing. If we tried to stand up to the ball like that, we probably could not even hit it. The downswing is goofy as well with the hands riding the right hip into impact. I would probably just about fall over if I tried that. He has to get to a good impact position, but nobody is talented enough to do it the way he does. Edit: I should have mentioned that although there is nothing I think with his swing that is applicable, maybe there is something with how he handled the situation, stayed focused or something else like that that is.
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Conventional? :bugout:

I don't think so.  But I DO love to see older guys with goofy swings do well.  Gives the rest of us hope! :-D

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I think it says he shot a 59 ... that round was impressive, and and that's about all it says. As others have said, his career is impressive.

Some have said,  "Boy, I wonder if he should have been chosen to play on the Presidents Cup?"  No - one needs to run up the young guys sometime, and Spieth has brought it this year. Furyk is not exactly known as a closer.

It was a tremendous round, nothing more, and if he backs it up, all it means is that he had a great week. You don't rewrite your history with one great round or one great week. You add to your career.

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I think if you're going to emulate the swing you should go whole-hog and adopt the double-overlap grip as well.  Not to take anything away from it, but I think it's critically important that his 59 occurred on a par 71 course vs a par 72.  Mickelson shot an equally impressive 60 at a full par 72 course at the beginning of the season but no one remembers because it's not the magic number 59.

That being said the list of guys who recorded 59 in a tournament doesn't really include anyone more "legend" than Furyk himself if you can call him that.  I wonder how many of those scores benefited from a par 71 layout?

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I think if you're going to emulate the swing you should go whole-hog and adopt the double-overlap grip as well.  Not to take anything away from it, but I think it's critically important that his 59 occurred on a par 71 course vs a par 72.  Mickelson shot an equally impressive 60 at a full par 72 course at the beginning of the season but no one remembers because it's not the magic number 59.

That being said the list of guys who recorded 59 in a tournament doesn't really include anyone more "legend" than Furyk himself if you can call him that.  I wonder how many of those scores benefited from a par 71 layout?

TPC Scottsdale, where the WM Open is held, is also a Par 71 course.

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I agree with iacas. It's more impressive that he won a major and has 42m in career earnings from prize money alone. I think it says the conventional should be the swing that you fit and fits you.

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I think if you're going to emulate the swing you should go whole-hog and adopt the double-overlap grip as well.  Not to take anything away from it, but I think it's critically important that his 59 occurred on a par 71 course vs a par 72.  Mickelson shot an equally impressive 60 at a full par 72 course at the beginning of the season but no one remembers because it's not the magic number 59.

That being said the list of guys who recorded 59 in a tournament doesn't really include anyone more "legend" than Furyk himself if you can call him that.  I wonder how many of those scores benefited from a par 71 layout?

I disagree with that shooting a 59 on a par 71 layout is somehow less legitimate than shooting one a 72 par layout.

There's one less par five, which means the extra birdie has to come on a par three or four, which is much more difficult. It evens out.

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I disagree with that shooting a 59 on a par 71 layout is somehow less legitimate than shooting one a 72 par layout. There's one less par five, which means the extra birdie has to come on a par three or four, which is much more difficult. It evens out.

Ummm... I don't think so my friend... A par on a par 4 or a birdie on a par 5 both equal 4.... Played a par 3 the other day and shot a 36, not the same as shooting a 36 on full length, even if I had to play all par 3s and no par 5s....

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Seriously? Denigrating a man's 59? I think what's impressive about that 59 Is that it was done on a day when not many people went low. In fact you saw a lot of par scores
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All Five Keys in place.

Outside of that, no, it should not be the new "conventional."

What can we take from his round to help us? It's a good question, but let's also not forget that it was one round, and it's far, far more impressive that he's had a long career on the PGA Tour. That's about a million times more impressive. So what can we take from Jim Furyk's career to help us is the better question, IMO.

Yep all Five Keys!

Being able to make every US team competition from '97 to '12 is seriously impressive.

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Jim knew that the internet gurus would pull that card out so he deliberately threw in a bogie to even it out.

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