Furyk's lone bogey came on the eighth hole, when he hit a tree with his tee shot and had to hit 3-wood to get near the green. Some might think that long clubs into par 4s on Firestone are typical for players who don't routinely smash tee shots.
Furyk never understood that. Everyone is long this week because of the fast conditions and hot weather. Even in normal conditions, Furyk always looked at the South Course as keeping the ball in play off the tee because of the trees and typically thick rough.
"I've never really stepped up on a tee here and felt like I struggle to compete because of a lack of length at this golf course," Furyk said. "I don't know what it says the distance is on the card. It's just not playing that long, to be honest with you.
"If it rains three, four inches tonight, that might change my opinion."
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