On the heels of Jim Furyk winning the TOUR Championship and capturing the 2010 FedEx Cup, and as he prepares to help the United States Ryder Cup Team defend its title, SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddieR, today announced that the PGA TOUR star has extended his Advisory Board position with the Company through 2014.
Highly regarded caddie, Mike “Fluff” Cowan, who is preparing to participate in his 10th Ryder Cup this weekend, and who was on the bag for Furyk’s record breaking season, is also a member of the SkyCaddie Advisory Board.
In signing a three-year extension with SkyGolf, Furyk emphasizes the importance of the player/caddie relationship. “Having Fluff by my side on the golf course is critical to my shotmaking ability, as I am always armed with the relevant course information to hit my next shot with confidence,” said Furyk.
“Fluff always walks the course prior to a tournament, checking and rechecking distances in his yardage book from every angle, which guides us through every shot during a tournament. For amateurs, without question, SkyCaddie is the closest thing to the actual yardage book that Fluff and I rely on at every competition.”
“We congratulate Jim Furyk on a spectacular year, and we wish him luck as a member of the United States Ryder Cup Team as they prepare to defend the cup against the Europeans this weekend in Wales,” said Richard Edmonson, CEO, SkyGolf.
“Amateur golfers deserve the same reliable distance information that a Jim Furyk gets from his trusted caddie, Fluff. And that’s why we are the only ones to invest the time and the money to verify distances the same way a TOUR caddie does, by walking the course. Not a single caddie or player on TOUR trusts satellite images or flyovers for their critical distances, so why would we do anything less for our customers as we strive to help them play better.”
Cowan, who will be participating in his 10th Ryder Cup this coming weekend and has caddied on the PGA TOUR for four decades, has not only enjoyed a successful tenure with Furyk, but he has been on the bag for dozens of tournament wins, including the 1997 Masters. He has caddied for notable players such as Tiger Woods, Peter Jacobsen, Michelle Wie and other professionals.