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June 25 2011

9:45 PM

Lesson from Foley works for Driscoll

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James Driscoll is looking for his first career win on the PGA TOUR.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

CROMWELL, Conn. -- An impromptu lesson from swing coach Sean Foley earlier this year has helped James Driscoll find his game. More importantly a second straight 64 has Driscoll in contention for his first career PGA TOUR victory.

Saturday, Driscoll made eight birdies and just two bogeys, closing in 31, to get to 13 under with one round to go at the Travelers Championship, which is a bit of a home game for the Boston native.

Driscoll had been working on his swing by himself mostly -- though he did work some with Craig Harmon over the winter -- before his caddie, a longtime friend of Foley’s, suggested he get together with the swing coach. Foley changed Driscoll’s ball position and the weight distribution in his stance, which was too far forward, according to Driscoll.

The result? A tie for eighth at the HP Byron Nelson Championship a week later.

“I felt like I was searching for a while,” Driscoll said.

Clearly he found something and now is in position to make a run at his first career win, something many expected would be a foregone conclusion after Driscoll reached the final of the 2000 U.S. Amateur.

“Sometimes I replay it with me having won,” Driscoll joked. “Hopefully it’s not my career highlight.”

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