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October 2 2010

9:55 PM

Bohn in familiar territory

Jason Bohn has just two top-10s this year. One of those, of course, was his win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in nearby Louisiana. After a 67 Friday in Mississippi, Bohn is in good position again, in fifth place and just five shots off the lead entering the final round.

jason.bohn.interview ”I like the Deep South. I don't know, food, the fans. I mean, I just ‑‑ I don't know. I like this kind of golf,” Bohn said Saturday. “This is what I'm kind of ‑‑ living in Atlanta, this is what I'm used to. I feel very comfortable.”

He sure looked it Saturday. Bohn had five birdies and no bogeys and as a result climbed eight spots on the leaderboard after hitting nearly 90 percent of his greens.

“I've driven the ball pretty well too. I've kept it in front of me on the fairway, and I haven't had many shots that I really had to kind of play around,” Bohn said. “If I can get it in there close tomorrow ‑‑ I know I'm going to have to shoot a low one, though, because the greens are just so perfect, and the weather is just perfect. It's out there.”

What will Bohn do between now and then? Watch his alma mater, Alabama, host the University of Florida in football tonight, though he says he’ll resist temptation to drive a couple of hours out to Tuscaloosa.

“I'm a little superstitious, and my ritual has been order pizza, get a couple beers, and sit in my hotel room and watch the game,” Bohn said. “I'll do a little practice and then watch it tonight in front of the tube.” -- Brian Wacker

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