Brian Gay was just even par through his first two rounds here at TPC Southwind. But the defending champion is making a move here in the third round, playing his last nine holes in 5 under to get within three shots of the lead.
Given the slow pace of scoring, even if Gay pars in he should be in good shape. Not surprisingly Gay has been doing it with straight driving and solid putting -- he’s missed just fairway so far and is averaging 1.5 putts per green in regulation.
The last player to successfully defend here was another guy who hit’s it straight and drains a lot of putts -- David Toms. He won in 2003 and 2004. -- Brian Wacker