July 24 2010
Jeff Quinney is with a 64 -- matching his season's low round -- and it didn't come a moment too soon. It's been a long, long time on TOUR for Jeff Quinney since the 2008 THE PLAYERS Championship, when he finished third after nearly stealing the right right under the nose of Sergio Garcia.
Since then, his career has derailed. He's had just two top-10 finishes in the 26 months since that day, and he barely hung onto his card after an inconsistent 2009 season.
Coming into this week's RBC Canadian Open, things haven't been much better. His best finish remains a pedestrian tie for 20th in the Sony Open in Hawaii, and he's missed as many cuts (10) as he's made (10).
The soluation? Two days of solid golf. No bogeys ... just 10 birdies and 26 pars to get to 9 under, two off the lead. For a long time, Quinney's name always popped up as one of the best players without a PGA TOUR win, but that talk ended sometime in 2009. With a strong showing this week, that talk could resurface.