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Furyk moves to 2 for 2 on Champions Tour

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Jim Furyk joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two PGA Tour Champions starts, beating Jerry Kelly with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Pure Insurance Championship.

The 50-year-old Furyk won The Ally Championship last month in Michigan in his tour debut. Palmer won his first two events in 1980, and Fleisher accomplished the feat in 1999.

"I feel very fortunate, it means a lot," Furyk said. "When I won at Ally, I hadn't won in over five years. It's why we play the game, it's why you work so hard, it's to have this feeling. I feel honored I guess to be mentioned with AP. I look at the hard work I put in a lot of this year through our delay, our break."

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Money Leaders: Champions
Rank Player Earnings
1 Bernhard Langer $1,099,287
2 Ernie Els $990,816
3 Miguel Angel Jimenez $965,929
4 Scott Parel $928,198
5 Jerry Kelly $868,248
6 Kevin Sutherland $737,447
7 Brett Quigley $706,796
8 Jim Furyk $630,000
9 Robert Karlsson $612,405
10 Fred Couples $598,183
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