JIM FURYK: I don't think the match play is a good idea personally, but I think that PGA actually has a stronger field than the U.S. Open, than actually probably -- a lot of times it has the strongest field of all four majors. So the fact that -- I guess it's dependent on how you figure that format. Of the top 100 players in the world, more of them are at the PGA than any other major championship. Since the last year that might not be the case. The Masters might have caught up, but it has a stronger field, stronger than the U.S. Open or British Open.
Taking that into consideration, I think that the U.S. Open always kind of struck its identity be even par being a good score in severe conditions, and players have been whining for hundreds of years or a hundred years since they've started that event. They have their style.
Augusta has its style. It's the only major championship at the same course every year. Augusta is apart from every other golf course, different setup, different design. Guys like it.
The British Open has the links courses. It has its style.
I guess the knock on the PGA is that -- what's the PGA style? Personally I like it. I think they change different style of golf courses from year to year where you throw a Winged Foot and a Valhalla and Oak Hill into the mix and go, aha, it doesn't look like the other courses, so it distinguishes itself. I've never been to Kohler where we're playing this year, but it's going to have a totally different look than most major championships do.
Most of the time that tournament is set up a lot like the U.S. Open without as much of the complaining from the players. I think we like the setup. The scores are usually a little bit lower. 10-under usually wins at the PGA. It's a tough and depending setup, but it allows the players to play, like Sunday at Shinnecock where there wasn't much ability to play.
I don't know why that is. Maybe the British Open has got its own, everyone has got its own style, maybe the PGA hasn't had a similar style for every year. They've kind of matched setups for courses but I think they've done a good job of setting up fair, demanding, difficult golf courses. It just doesn't have the respect. I don't have an answer for you any better than that.
Q. How did you hurt your wrist?
JIM FURYK: It wasn't really a specific shot. It was just wear and tear. It was just something that off and on from mid to late 90s, I had gotten sore there when I hit a lot of balls and different things, and last year it just started bothering me as early as the British Open last year off and on. It would hurt for a little bit and then leave and get a little sore, but the frequency started coming up more often and the amend of pain -- the pain level was increasing as it would come back, and it just got to a point where I wasn't able to play anymore. I kind of played that, rested as much as I could and then got to the point where I couldn't go about my business normally out here.
By the end of last year I wasn't practicing like I needed to practice, and that wasn't helping my game.
Q. Where is your scar?
JIM FURYK: They scoped it so I have two little one-centimeter incisions on top, and it's not much of a war wound, put it that way. You have to look close where you can find it.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Jim Furyk, thank you very much.
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