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September 5 2011

5:16 PM

Jobe’s finish likely secures spot

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

NORTON, Mass. -- It hadn't been Brandt Jobe's week.

The veteran didn't break par in four rounds at TPC Boston, but he got hot when it counted -- making birdie on his final four holes on Monday to likely extend his run in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.

Jobe came into the week seemingly safe, ranked 56th in the FedExCup standings with the top 70 advancing to next week's BMW Championship. But he couldn't get anything going and was projected to finish on the outside looking in until his putter got hot on the last four holes.

Jobe's birdie putts came from 13, 9, 31 and 7 feet. When the flurry was over, Jobe was ranked 65th and within the next hour, he had moved to 63rd.

The well-traveled 46-year-old, who has 12 international victories but is still looking to break through on the PGA TOUR, has never qualified for the Playoffs prior to this season.

"For me starting the week at 56 it was more of losing it than it actually would be of gaining it," Jobe said. "I didn't play well this week the whole week. It was a struggle to make the cut and the last two rounds were a struggle, too. So it wasn't a fun week on the golf course. I certainly didn't have any game that I can think of.

"But it was kind of funny. I looked on the board and saw myself at 77th and I said, I don't want to finish 77th. Then I started thinking, well, I wonder where the points are. And then I just said, 'Forget it. Let's just try to malke some birdies coming in." And fortunately I birdied the last four."

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