This is what you call perspective.
Golfer Jim Furyk hasn’t won on tour since September 2010 — and he blew a three-stroke lead in the final round to lose last month’s Canadian Open — but you won’t see him complaining.
“I get to do what I love to do for a living,” Furyk told AP. “I play a game. I get to make a pretty darn good living doing it. So for me to feel bad for myself, I would venture that close to 100 percent of the world is not going to feel too bad for me. And I don’t think they should.”
Footnote: Furyk, during his so-called dry spell, has earned prize money totaling $13 million.
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Down and out
Safety Reshad Jones became the second Dolphins defender in five weeks to draw a four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.
Which probably explains why the practice-field goal posts kept getting knocked down.
“The NFL announced they are placing tracking chips in players’ shoulder pads to measure how far and fast they run in a game,” noted comedy writer Alex Kaseberg. “This from the league that still measures first downs with three guys, two sticks and a chain.”
Talking the talk
• Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel, after NASA agreed to provide the space station with an SEC Network feed for astronaut Barry Wilmore: “I’m guessing he’ll have a pretty long wait for the cable guy if he loses his signal, however.”
• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, no fan of ESPN televising Little League baseball: “Can tee-ball be next? ‘Billy, leading off for the Unicorns, is potty-trained, which gives him extra speed on the basepaths.’ ”
• Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, with even worse news after Tiger Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship: “One, he wound up tied with John Daly. Two, five club pros finished ahead of him.”
• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on rumblings the NBA might raise its minimum age for players: “The commissioner got the idea after two 2014 draftees took the stage in their Cub Scout uniforms.”
Pro-rasslin’ icon Hulk Hogan turned 61 on Monday.
Unless, of course, he’s faking that, too.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org