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December 5 2011

7:30 PM

Redemption for some; Duval making run

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- There’s still a lot of golf left in the final round at PGA West, but some players are in good position for a little redemption.

Case in point: Tommy Biershenk. He missed getting his card by a stroke last year. This year? He’s currently tied for 16th after playing his first six holes today in even par. Ditto Bobby Gates, who has moved all the way up to a tie for sixth after playing his first eight holes in 4 under. Last year, Gates three-putted from 40 feet to miss out on a card by a shot.

Bob May, on the other hand, isn’t so fortunate. Finally healthy after battling back injuries for the last seven years, the 2000 PGA runner-up has slipped into a tie for 70th after shooting 78 on Sunday. Today, he’s 1 under through eight holes today.

David Duval, meanwhile, is trying to make a late push. He’s 4 under through seven holes and 6 under for the week. That puts him three shots outside the top 25 at the moment and in all likelihood Duval would have to get to 10 under or thereabouts.

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