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The Tour Report

July 27 2012

1:05 PM

Cauley in contention again

The first four months of the season went relatively well for Bud Cauley.

In his first dozen starts in his first full year on the PGA TOUR, he recorded five to-20 finishes, including a season-best tie for fourth at Bay Hill.

Then Cauley found out it’s not that easy. He missed three straight cuts and failed to finish in the top 25 in seven starts.

“I think I maybe hit the wall a little bit,” he said. “It's a lot of golf.”

Cauley turned things around, though, when he visited his coach the week before the True South Classic. He went on to tie for fourth in Mississippi.

Friday, he kept that momentum going with a 7-under 63 to move into contention at the RBC Canadian Open.

“I played a lot in the beginning,” Cauley continued. “I feel a little more refreshed now.”

He’s playing like it, too.

Cauley made six birdies, an eagle and just one bogey Friday. He took only 26 putts after hitting 14 greens in regulation.

“Putting helps everything,” Cauley said. “I need to keep doing what I'm doing. I played well last week, put four good rounds together and two solid rounds this week. I'll just try to keep it going.”