Furyk Wins Verizon Golf After Davis Calls Penalty on Himself in Playoff

Jim Furyk beat Brian Davis in a playoff at the Verizon Heritage for his second victory in a month on golf’s U.S. PGA Tour.

Furyk, 39, won with a par on the first playoff hole at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Davis hit his approach shot into a hazard alongside the 18th green in the playoff and was assessed a two-stroke penalty after notifying rules officials that his club touched a loose reed on the backswing of his next shot. Players can’t allow their club to make contact with any loose impediment during their swing while in a hazard.

Furyk receives $1.03 million for his 15th win on the PGA Tour. The No. 6 player in the Official World Golf Ranking ended an almost three-year title drought at the PGA Tour’s Transitions Championship on March 21. Davis remains winless in 155 events since joining the PGA Tour in 2005.

Furyk and Davis finished at 13-under par through four rounds, three shots better than Bo Van Pelt and Luke Donald.

The PGA Tour moves to Louisiana next week for the $6.4 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

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