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The Tour Report

June 9 2012

3:19 PM

Stadler's strong (and straight) start

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Fairways and greens. That was the early recipe for success for Kevin Stadler. Stadler opened with three birdies in the first eight holes of his third round and jumped out to a two-shot lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. He then dropped back into a tie for the lead after a double-bogey 6 on No. 9. Earlier, Stadler was first in fairways and greens in regulation for the week. He has won twice on the European Tour and four times on the Nationwide Tour, but is still looking for his first PGA TOUR win. Stadler is 51st in FedExCup points, registering top 10s at the RBC Heritage (T4), the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com (T7) and The Honda Classic (T9).