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November 14 2010

7:02 PM

Thatcher back on top, for now

Roland Thatcher is eight holes away from winning his first career PGA TOUR title. After a slow start, Thatcher is 2 under on his round and is alone atop the leaderboard – for now – at 20 under. One shot back, though, is Robert Garrigus, while Johnson Wagner and Spencer Levine are each three back. Rickie Fowler is four back.

Should Thatcher win, he would obviously lock up a card for the next two years. If he comes in solo second, though, that would also be enough to land him a spot in the top 125 on the money list.

Speaking of that top 125, Wagner is now projected to climb to 125th should the leaderboard remain the same the rest of the way. Briny Baird? He’s now projected at 127th (Mark Wilson is actually projected at 126th, but thanks to his win in Mexico last season, he’s safe for another year). -- Brian Wacker

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