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The Tour Report

May 8 2010

11:58 AM

Funk cools off on the back nine

Fred Funk has just made consecutive bogeys when he missed the greens at the par-4 14th and 15th and couldn’t convert 5 and 18-footers for par. He’s still 6 under for the tournament, though, and 4 under for the day.

The 53-year-old – who won THE PLAYERS in 2005 -- had a knee replacement last November. He shot 32 on the front nine making birdie putts of 10, 9 and 20 feet on the front nine, and chipping in for another from 50 feet on No. 6.

Funk rode that momentum early on the front nine when he made an 8-footer at the 10th hole and a 5-footer on the par-5 11th. He’s entering the difficult final three holes now so we’ll see if he can right the ship.

Looks like we’re in for some low scores today before the wind really kicks in. – Helen Ross