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Robert Garrigus reacts as he misses a birdie putt on the 13th hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Garrigus lead down to 1
Golf » He needs a win to qualify for the Masters next month.
First Published Mar 15 2014 07:58 pm • Last Updated Mar 15 2014 08:47 pm

Palm Harbor, Fla. • Robert Garrigus missed two short putts on the back nine and had to settle for a 1-under 70 and a one-shot lead Saturday in the Valspar Championship.

Garrigus, who needs a win to get into the Masters next month, opened with back-to-back birdies on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook and stretched his lead to four shots with a nifty flop shot off the pine straw to set up a birdie on the par-5 fifth.

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Valspar Championship

Robert Garrigus -8

Kevin Na -7

John Senden -6

Justin Rose -5

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Daniel Summerhays +3

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He still had a four-shot lead when he missed a 4-foot par putt on the 12th hole, and his lead was down to a single shot when Garrigus missed a 3-foot par putt on the final hole. Kevin Na chipped in for birdie on the 15th and shot a 68.

Garrigus was at 8-under 205.

The final group was put on the clock on the back nine, and Na received a bad time on the 13th tee. Na was so deliberate that the final group at times was two holes behind along the back nine, though they finished in just under four hours.

Garrigus paid the price, too.

He was given a bad time for the first time in his career, shocking because he is among the fastest players on tour. In this case, he had a tough lie in the rough on the 14th hole and walked up to the green to gauge his options. That led to the bad time, and Garrigus said he didn’t bother looking at his next shot as long as he normally would have. It was a long putt that ran some 15 feet by the hole, but he made that for par.

Champions Tour

Newport Beach, Calif. • Bernhard Langer maintained a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic, making four birdies in a late five-hole stretch for a 5-under 66.


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Langer, the 2008 winner, had a 13-under 129 total at Newport Beach Country Club.

The 56-year-old German won the season-opening event in Hawaii in January for his 19th victory on the 50-and-over tour.



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