You Oughta Know: CMN Hospitals Classic


Here are some things You Oughta Know for Sunday's final round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Orlando, Fla., as the PGA Tour season comes to a close:

• Although 40-year-old Charlie Wi has yet to win on the PGA Tour, he is no stranger to contending on Sunday. Wi, who begins the final round two shots behind leader Charlie Beljan, held the 54-hole lead at Pebble Beach this year before being passed by eventual winner Phil Mickelson. He also notched a pair of top-5 results this summer, finishing T-4 at the Valero Texas Open and T-3 at The Greenbrier Classic.

• Entering Sunday alongside Wi at 11 under, Josh Teater is in position for his sixth top-25 finish in his last nine starts as he looks to close out his 2012 campaign in style. Despite ranking 150th on Tour in strokes gained putting, Teater has found a feel for the greens this week at Disney, ranking fourth among the field in strokes gained putting for the week.

• Should Charlie Beljan go on to win, he would break a recent string of misfortune for 54-hole leaders in this event. Since 2004, the only player to sleep on the lead Saturday night and go on to hoist the trophy the following day was Stephen Ames in 2007, the first of his two CMN Hospitals Classic victories.

• Daniel Chopra is now in line for his first top-10 finish on the PGA Tour since the 2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Twice a winner on Tour in his career, the Swede will start Sunday in a large tie for fifth, three shots off the pace. After missing seven straight cuts to begin the year while failing to record a single round in the 60s, Chopra has struggled for much of the year. He did, however, show signs of life with a T-15 finish at The McGladrey Classic last month, his best result of the year.

• If anyone is going to go low Sunday on the Magnolia Course, it may be Ryan Palmer. Palmer, who currently sits tied for 13th at 9 under, is eighth on Tour in birdie average – the highest standing of anyone in this week's field. Averaging nearly four birdies per round throughout 2012, Palmer carded five of them Saturday against no bogeys, one of five players to shoot 67 Saturday for the best round of the day.

Robert Garrigus is attempting to win at Disney for the second time in three years. Capturing his first career PGA Tour victory here in 2010, Garrigus carded a 2-under 70 Saturday despite a triple bogey on the par-3 sixth hole. Through 54 holes, he is inside the top 10 among the field in driving distance (third), fairways hit (T-2), greens in regulation (T-9) and putts per GIR (ninth).