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October 20 2012

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Will Furyk or Love break through?

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Davis Love III, who hasn't won since 2008, is using a belly putter at this week's McGladrey Classic.
By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Davis Love III and Jim Furyk have a combined 36 career wins on the PGA TOUR. Both both veterans are in a bit of a victory drought and seeking to snap it at this week's McGladrey Classic. Love, a 20-time winner and the tournament host, hasn't won since 2008 and ranks 104th on the PGA TOUR money list. Love is attempting to finish inside the top 100 for the 27th straight season. He's also using a belly putter this week -- an old putter that fellow pro Brian Bateman once used -- although Love does not anchor it to his stomach. "It's working," said Love, who opened 65-66 and entered Saturday's third round one shot back of 36-hole leader Arjun Atwal. "I feel pretty confident with it, and I'm hitting them more solid and that's the main thing." Meanwhile, Furyk is attempting to bounce back once again this season just as he has done so often. He ranks fourth this week in driving accuracy and second in greens in regulation. Perhaps that will be the recipe for success that gets Furyk his first win since 2010. "I love the golf course," Furyk said of the 7,005-yard Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club. "It suits my style of game. It's a fun golf course to play." Do you think either Furyk or Love will win this week? Let us know in the comments section below.
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