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July 29 2011

4:00 PM

Immelman’s long road back continues

When overnight leader Trevor Immelman tees off halfway through the hour at 12:30 p.m. ET, he’ll do having lost his lead. He’ll also do trying to build toward his first top-10 in nearly three years -- Immelman’s last top-10 was a tie for 10th at the 2008 TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola.

Still, as well as Immelman played Thursday, this season has been a struggle at times as he continues to work his way back from wrist surgery in 2008.

”I've just been working on those old feels and trying to get some consistency back,” said Immelman, whose best finish this year was a tie for 12th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. “I've seen some signs of good play and some good shots at the right time. I'm just trying to stay patient with it.”

Immelman’s needed that patience of late with four consecutive missed cuts in his last six starts.

The other thing working against Immelman? A first-round leader has hung on for the victory just five times this season (most recently being Rory McIlroy at the U.S. Open).

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