Is this Robert Garrigus’ week?
He’s certainly playing like it. Through the first three rounds, Garrigus is fifth in fairways, leads the field by 30 yards off the tee with a 324-yard average, is tied for first in greens in regulation and averaging 13 feet closer to the pin than the field average.
With numbers like those, and a couple of 64s, it’s a wonder he doesn’t lead by more than one.
This is the second time Garrigus has led going into the final round. The last time he did? The 2010 FedEx St. Jude Classic, where he led by three on the final hole only to make triple bogey and eventually lose in a playoff.
Garrigus won 5 months later for his only career victory, after which he talked about how he wouldn’t have been able to without the disappointment of what happened in Memphis.
He’s certainly played well this year with eight top 25s, including a couple of runner-up finishes and early this month he tied for fourth at the AT&T National.
Garrigus has company, though. Nine players are within six shots of him., and we’ve seen plenty of big comebacks this season.