The good news for Luke Donald is that he’s still tied for the lead as he makes the turn for the back nine at Harbour Town. The bad news is that he just failed to birdie the par-4 ninth hole for the first time all week, sliding his birdie attempt from just inside 10 feet past the hole.
As a result, Donald is 1 under on his round after three birdies and two bogeys. That’s the worst he’s played the front nine at Harbour Town all week.
Meanwhile, Donald’s co-leader, Ricky Barnes is 4 under through his first 10 with all his birdies coming in the first five holes.