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Furyk endures as Open fights back

Updated: June 15, 2003, 7:20 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Jim Furyk is built like a one-iron, with so little rear end that his pre-shot routine includes pushing his trousers up with his glove hand. Save for the hawk nose that dominates his thin face, there is no curve to his profile, and his play Saturday explained why: Furyk is all backbone.

"I consider myself a very hard worker and a guy that can grind it out in tough conditions," Furyk said after finishing 54 holes of the U.S. Open at Olympia Fields Country Club ...

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