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Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Potential Story Brewing at the Zurich Classic

I know it's still early in the tournament -- we have the better part of two rounds to finish today -- but you should still be aware of the big story that started during Saturday's stop-and-start round.

First, Erik Compton matched Jason Day's second round 65 to stay in touch with the 36-hole leader.

Erik Compton

And now, as play resumes on Sunday, Compton is tied with Day for the lead at the Zurich Classic after making birdies on 3 of his 6 holes in the third round. Day has played 3 holes of his third round in par.

Perhaps you're wondering why this is such a big deal? After all, Compton has played well at events before, with last year's US Open being the most notable.

The reason is that TPC Louisiana is basically FLAT. Compton's heart condition means he always has more to deal with during a round than most players... but this week, climbing hills isn't part of it. And that means -- if you'll pardon the pun -- that this week it's more of a level playing field.

Which could make this the best chance Erik Compton has ever had to get his first PGA Tour win. True, he'll have to play 30 holes today in that Louisiana heat to pull it off. But the flatness of the course could play a big part if they get all of the holes in.

BTW, Compton isn't in the match play next week, so he doesn't have to worry about conserving energy for that grueling event. He can go all-out trying to get this win. Jason Day, meanwhile, still has to finish this event and get out to Harding Park to defend his match play title.

It should make for some good TV today!

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