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July 9 2011

6:32 PM

Points thriving in home state

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D.A. Points is enjoying a good week in his home state of Illinois.

The drive from Pekin, Ill., to Silvis, Ill., is about 100 miles. So for D.A. Points, the John Deere Classic is about as close to a home game as he’ll find on the PGA TOUR.

He’s making the most of the home cooking, making the turn Saturday at 4 under for the day at 12 under for the tournament.

Points will long be remembered for pairing with Bill Murray to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, not to mention the tournament proper – his first PGA TOUR win.

Since then, however, Points hasn’t showed much of that form. He has missed five cuts in 13 events since with just one top-20 finish, at T20 at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance.

His home-state event hasn’t been good to him recently, with missed cuts the last two years, but this year’s a different story.

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