Jim Furyk Wins the Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills
Former Buick Open champion, Jim Furyk, wins the Ally Challenge.
Even though fans were not allowed on the course for this year's tournament, all were still able to follow along at home. This year, Jim Furyk was able to win the tournament and take home a nice $300,000 prize. Furyk shot 14-under-par overall and took the title with a two-stroke victory. He shot 68 on Friday, 66 on Saturday, and 68 on Sunday.
Furyk stated in an interview that Warwick Hills is one of his favorite courses. That makes sense seeing at of the 16 times he has played in a tournament there, he has finished in the money all 16 times. Back in 2003, Furyk won the Buick Open and finish second in 2001 behind Kenny Perry and 2006 behind Tiger Woods.
While Furyk took the championship, Retief Goosen and Brett Quigley followed, both shooting 12-under overall. Chris DiMarco, Rod Pampling, and Wes Short, Jr., finished up with 11-under-par. After that, last year's champion, Jerry Kelly, along with Tom Lehman and Bernhard Langer, finished the tournament shooting 10-under-par.
Even though fans were not allowed at the Ally Challenge this year, I was lucky enough to be given a media pass so I could attend. This year's tournament was definitely a surreal one for sure. Last year, our media group sponsored a lot of the action on hole 17, which of course is the party hole every year. However, as I walked the course this year, I couldn't help but be a little bummed out with the way things had to be this year. Not seeing the stands or people or even the food trucks really made me realize just how awesome an event we have here each year. I really hope that things turn around and we are able to get back to normal and party together again on #17 next year.
Source: Ally Challenge