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Golf-U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on Jim Furyk who was named on Wednesday as the U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup against Europe.

* Born: West Chester, Pennsylvania on May 12, 1970

* Won his only major at the 2003 U.S. Open where he finished with an eight-under-par 272 at the North Course of Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois.

* Won the 2006 Canadian Open to reach a career-best number two in world rankings

* Became the first player in PGA Tour history to shoot 58, achieving the feat in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.