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June 25 2010

9:31 PM

Pavin in good position entering weekend

Even though he’s trailing by five entering the weekend, Corey Pavin knows better than to try to chase down Justin Rose. That’s not his game, even if he opened with rounds of 65-66 to sit in a tie for second.

corey.pavin.interview “I stopped fighting that a long time ago,” Pavin said. “I’m too old to fight that kind of fight. I’ll just go out and let the birdies come where they come and try to stay away from the bogey-man.”

Four of those birdies – and no bogeys – came on Friday, when Pavin missed just one fairway. He only hit 10 greens in regulation, but the former U.S. Open champion made up for it with a terrific short game, getting up-and-down a ton while taking only 24 putts. Not surprisingly, Pavin is tied for the lead in fairways hit through two rounds having missed just one all week. -- Brian Wacker

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