CROMWELL, Conn. -- As easy atTPC River Highlands has at times played this week (see Charley Hoffman's opening 61, for example), there haven't been the typical flurry of birdies here in the final round.
Hoffman and Bubba Watson both had a share of the lead at the start of the day but both have fallen back -- Watson bogeyed No. 4 and Hoffman bogeyed Nos. 1 and 4.
That leaves Graham DeLaet as the solo leader, for the moment anyway.
This tournament has seen a number of first-time winners through the years and DeLaet could add his name to the list. The Canadian leads the PGA TOUR in greens in regulation and this week ranks second in the field in that stat.
But he has company close behind.
Watson, Ken Duke and Chris Stroud are all just one shot back.
Seven others, meanwhile, are only two back, including U.S. Open champ Justin Rose, who is trying to become the first player since Ernie Els in1997 to win the national championship and follow with a victory a week later.