Langley's lesson: When in contention, shut up


CROMWELL, Conn. – Three weeks ago, Scott Langley played in the final pairing during the final round of the Memorial Tournament. He didn’t play well, posting a 79 to finish in a share of 28th place, but he learned some valuable lessons to apply now that he’s in contention once again at the Travelers Championship.

“When I get in those situations I need to keep my head down and just play golf,” Langley said. “You know, there was a lot going on Sunday, and I probably didn't handle it as well as I could have, but I learned from it, and going into this weekend, I'm not going to talk about what it would mean to win, think about that. Not going to talk about results. Just going to keep my head down and keep playing golf, just what I've done really well the last two days. So that's my goal, just to stay in my own little world and just play the game, because I've done it pretty well the last two days.”

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Those last two days have been rounds of 64-65, which once again have the second-year PGA Tour member in contention for his first career victory.

“I've putted really well so far this tournament, and I've kept the ball in play. I think I've hit a lot of fairways and a lot of greens, and my iron play has been a real strength this week so far. I've given myself a lot of birdie putts inside of 10 feet, and a bunch inside 5, which are kind of bonuses sometimes coming in with mid irons and even short irons.

“It's been nice giving myself kind of easy opportunities to make birdie and hopefully continue to make it easy on myself the next couple of days.”