PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Jim Furyk, who had surgery on his left wrist in early February, announced Friday that he will return to competition next week at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Furyk, 45, also is planning to play in the PGA Tour’s signature event, THE PLAYERS Championship, the following week.
“I think the recovery has been pretty good. I think (I’m) where I expected. I’m kind of working through some scar tissue in the wrist,” Furyk told PGATOUR.COM Wednesday. “I’m starting to play a little golf again. I’ve been a little cautious about trying to play a bunch of days in a row, really trying to bring it along … cautiously.”
The 17-time Tour champion hasn’t played since he withdrew from the first round of the BMW Championship last fall.
At the time, Furyk had hoped to heal quickly enough to compete in The Presidents Cup in October but he ended up instead serving as an assistant captain. When the wrist didn’t respond to treatment he opted for surgery earlier this year.
Furyk, the 2010 FedExCup champion, is No. 24 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
He won the Wells Fargo Championship in 2006 and is a two-time runner-up (2005, ’14) in the event. Furyk, who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, has never won THE PLAYERS, but was runner-up in 2014.