Third-round observations from the Children's Miracle Networktext sizeNovember 13, 2010
Bob Stevens, special to PGATOUR.COM
PGA TOUR Network correspondent Bob Stevens will be offering observations this week from the Children's Miracle Network Classic. Listen to PGA TOUR Live coverage on XM 146/SIRIUS 209 or right here at PGATOUR.COM.
If you believe in horses for courses, and a lot of us do, watch out for Spencer Levin in the final round. When I mentioned to him that he'd finished in the top 30 in his very first Children's Miracle Network Classic last year, he reminded me of a win here at DisneyWorld in the the Polo Junior when he was 17. Levin finished just out of the playoff in Las Vegas three weeks ago, clinching his card for next year and is playing with a measure of confidence we haven't seen from him on the PGA TOUR.
• Brett Wetterich might be able to credit a cold he caught on the West Coast for his immediate TOUR future. The former Ryder Cupper who's battled injuries for the last two years is playing on a Major Medical Exemption and told us he can clinch his card for 2011 with a solo third here this week. But if he doesn't finish third, he has one start left at the start of 2011 (thanks to that cold that kept him out of the Frys.com last month), likely at the Sony Open in Hawaii, to reach the 125th position on the money list from 2008, exempting him for the rest of 2011. He said he wishes he was smart enough to plan it that way, but it looks like he'll be fortunate either way.
• Trailing by five shots, Robert Garrigus will be the chaser Sunday rather than the chase-ee, as he was in Memphis back in June. Garrigus ground out a 2-under 70 Saturday despite four bogeys, likening his round to one of the many roller coasters on the property. Garrigus told our Gary Williams he hates coasters, especially those with fairways and greens.