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High Roller
Alan Shipnuck
October 25, 1999
No one would peg a grinder like Jim Furyk as a Las Vegas kind of guy, yet for the third time in five years he left town the big winner
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October 25, 1999

High Roller

No one would peg a grinder like Jim Furyk as a Las Vegas kind of guy, yet for the third time in five years he left town the big winner

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After the tournament Kaye could be found back at the Bellagio hosting a dozen friends and family members in his luxury suite, watching baseball, sharing room-service appetizers and chewing on the events of the day. "I'm going to win soon, bro, for sure," he said. "It's going to happen." His aerie in the sky had a view of the entire Strip, shimmering in its neon glory. "You've got to be lucky to win out there," Kaye said, though it wasn't clear if he was talking about golf or gaming.

Either way, Furyk offers an eloquent rebuttal, because even in Las Vegas he leaves nothing to chance.

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