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“WATCH THE BALL!!!!!” pro golf Jim Furyk screamed like he’d consumed a case of his own endorsed product, 5-Hour Energy.
Hunched close to the ground off the 18th fairway and behind a tree at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus last Sunday, Furyk was in trouble on the final hole, trying to finish as close to the top as possible as part of the FedEx point race.
I happened to be close enough to see his neck veins protrude like tree roots because of my marshal status. In fact, if I were any closer, I’d be stepping on the ball like one of my marshal colleagues nearly did as a gang of us volunteers attempted to rope off and push back a pulsating, jacked-up crowd who had been out all day on the sunny course, a good portion of them perhaps enjoying an adult beverage or 12.