May 29 2011
IRVING, Texas – Ryuji Imada has assumed the solo lead with five holes to play in Sunday’s final round. He’s at 5 under; there are six players still on the course who are within three shots of the lead.
Imada, whose only PGA TOUR win came in a playoff at the 2008 AT&T Classic, went out in 1-under 34 and just birdied the par-3 13th to increase his lead to two strokes.
Given that scoring conditions are tough in the 35-mph winds, that may be tough for anyone else to catch if Imada can shoot pars for the rest of his round.
If Imada wins, he would move to 30th in FedExCup points. He started the week 138th in points.
Joe Ogilvie did have the solo lead about an hour ago but he bogeyed the par-3 13th.
Ogilvie, Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar and 54-hole leader Ryan Palmer are all within two shots of Imada.
John Rollins and Arjun Atwal are another shot back.
Defending champion Jason Day is the clubhouse leader at 1 under after shooting a 3-under 67 that included seven birdies.