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#9 vs #390

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2005
Categories: PGA Tour

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World #9 Jim Furyk had the Michelin Championship in is grasp. All he had to do essentially was two putt on 18. But a 3 putt on 18 put him into a playoff with world #390 Wes Short.

Short wasn’t even slated to play but managed to get in as an alternate after another player couldn’t make it. Short birdied 18 to force the playoff. Ted Purdy should have been in the playoff as well but carded a triple bogey down the stretch when his approach shot hit a sprinkler head and went into the drink on the par three #17th.

Furyk and Short tied the first playoff hole, #18. The 2nd playoff hole was #17. Furyk pulled his tee shot into the water. All Short had to do was get up and down for par to win and he did just that. So #390 beats #9. #390 goes from wondering if he would be eligible for play on the 2006 PGA Tour, to having a boat load of cash and a two year exemption. Quite a bit of great fortune for a player who didn’t think he was even going to play in the tournament…

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