Jim Furyk tabbed as 2024 U.S. Presidents Cup team captain
One of the most successful players in U.S. Presidents Cup team history will lead the charge in Canada next fall.
The PGA Tour announced Jim Furyk as U.S. captain for the 2024 Presidents Cup to be played September 24-29, 2024, at Royal Montreal Golf Club in Quebec, Canada. Canadian Mike Weir was previously announced as the International team captain last fall.
“Being selected by my peers to take on the role as captain of the U.S. team for the 2024 Presidents Cup is truly an honor that I am humbled and excited to accept,” Furyk said in a release. “Over the span of several decades, this event has evolved tremendously into the global showcase it is today, and I am thrilled to help continue that momentum. So many legendary captains have come before me, so now to be here as the 2024 U.S. team captain is quite remarkable.”
The U.S. team is likely hoping to continue the success of a previous Ryder Cup captain helming the other biannual match team. Davis Love III was captain for last September’s Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow, where the U.S. team dominated an International squad decimated by LIV Golf departures 17.5-12.5. Love previously captained the U.S. Ryder Cup team to a win in 2016 and a losing effort in 2012.
Furyk took the reins for the Ryder Cup in 2018 but was not as successful. Team Europe trounced the U.S. in Paris 17.5-10.5.
However, Furyk brings one of the best playing records in Presidents Cup history to the table. In seven appearances, he’s won 21.5 points, only behind Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for most of all-time across both teams. Of players with at least 20 matches, he holds the highest winning percentage of any player at 65.15 percent.
In his last appearance in 2011 in Australia, Furyk became just the fourth player in Presidents Cup history to go 5-0-0 during a 19-15 U.S. win.
He also has served as a Presidents Cup assistant captain twice, in 2015 and 2017, and as a Ryder Cup vice-captain in 2016. He qualified for the 2015 Presidents Cup in South Korea, but was relegated to an assistant captaincy after a wrist injury forced him out of the competition.
In his career on the PGA Tour, Furyk has won 17 times, including the 2003 U.S. Open, with the last coming at the 2015 RBC Heritage. Since turning 50, he’s collected three wins on the PGA Tour Champions, all in 2020, including the U.S. Senior Open that year.
The U.S. has dominated the Presidents Cup in its short history, holding a 12-1-1 record with the only loss coming in 1998 at Royal Melbourne.