100? 435? Just below his own caddy, Fluff Cowan, that caused more of an uproar when he got canned by Tiger Woods than Furyk has in his entire career?
Maybe that's why his recent comments about avoiding the newspaper like a Tri-Delt at Arizona seem slightly peculiar.
"If something positive is written about you, I guess you can either ignore it or your head can get big," he said. "If something is negative about you, which happens quite a bit, then that can just (tick) you off, and that's not all that good."Again, besides his swing, what negative stuff is printed about Furyk? That the buttons on his shirt are too big? He seems like about as nice a guy as you can have on tour, with an impeccable resume and a major championship to boot. I couldn't imagine ever idling up to my laptop with the thought of digging into this guy.
"I have a great relationship, in my opinion, with the media. I feel like I've been treated fairly," Furyk said. "But I think you all would be surprised at how little I pay attention."Wait, so you're telling me you don't read my stuff? Even the time I wrote "be you" in an article about the British Open, rich in analysis and commentary you don't get just anywhere. Be You?! You think poetic diction like that just grows on trees?
I guess if you're Furyk, and you've eclipsed just north of $37 million in your career, skipping the morning newspaper routine isn't going to exactly disrupt your lifestyle. "Oh, earthquake in California, I hope my seventh house is still standing."