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Jim Furyk on the way back from wrist injury

U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk rarely watches golf on TV, although he made an exception for the final two rounds of the Masters -- not because it was a great tournament. Rather, his options are limited these days.

Furyk is five weeks removed from surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left wrist. While it is too early to tell when he might return, he said rehab is going well.

He had a full range of motion 10 days after his surgery. He has been working with light weights, along with other exercises for his left wrist.

``I started out with 1-pound weights, and now I'm up to 3 whole pounds,'' Furyk said Monday. ``Every day, I'm a little stronger.''

Furyk already has missed The Players Championship and the Masters, and it would be surprising if he were ready to defend his U.S. Open title in June at Shinnecock Hills.

``I miss it,'' he said. ``But more than anything, it was killing me when I didn't know what was wrong with my wrist. Now that I know, every day I'm working on my mobility, getting stronger and moving toward the goal.''

Furyk was at a friend's house recently and there was a golf club in the back yard. He picked it up and gripped it, although he resisted the temptation to take a swing.

He touched a club one other time in the last five weeks. Shortly after surgery, Furyk had a previous appointment for a photo shoot.

``I was supposed to be swinging a club,'' he said. ``I had to do all the swinging with my right hand, and then I moved my left hand into position. I think it turned out OK.''

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