September 28th, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Furyk win hands U.S. Ryder Cup momentum

Jim Furyk's victory at the FedEx Cup playoffs has given the U.S. Ryder Cup team a lift.
Jim Furyk's victory at the FedEx Cup playoffs has given the U.S. Ryder Cup team a lift.

It's already advantage team USA ahead of this week's Ryder Cup in Wales. Jim Furyk held off the challenge of England's Luke Donald at the Tour Championship to give the Americans' confidence a boost.

After banking the tidy sum of $11.35 million over the weekend, Furyk immediately turned his attention to his country's defense of the trophy.

His success at East Lake in Atlanta was the second biggest win of his career following his 2003 U.S. Open success and once again golf's "Mister Unflappable" showed at the age of 40 he's still very much a formidable opponent.

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