May 29 2011
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
IRVING, Texas -- While others are struggling in the 35-mph winds, James Driscoll found the solution in shooting a 4-under 66 in Sunday's final round: Just hit solid golf shots.
"If you hit the ball solid, the wind is not going to affect it as much," Driscoll said after his round, which is currently the low round of the weekend. "... If you don't hit it on the center of the clubface, it's going to take you off the planet."
Driscoll was a bogey-free 5 under through his first 12 holes Sunday before dropping a stroke at the 17th. Still, he was fired up about his round, which had him inside the top 20 on the leaderboard. If he holds his position, it will be his best finish in four months.
"The round could've been 3 or 4 lower without much difficulty," Driscoll said. "But I'm psyched about the round. 4 under in this wind is pretty darn good."
Asked what the leaders can expect to see down the stretch Sunday, Driscoll said there would be no surprises.
"It's been the same wind the last couple of days, so they know exactly what to expect," he said. "It's the same south wind coming at 35 mph.
“It's like Groundhog Day. It's all the same shots the last three days. They know exactly what they're getting into.
“The first 12-13 holes are scoreable; the last five, you've got to man up and hit some golf shots. But if you hit good shots, there's no reason why you can't par every hole."