I wonder how many people are even aware that the PGA Tour has a second event going on this week — one in which Canadian Graham DeLaet is sitting in second after two rounds? That’s right — he’s T7 after two rounds of the rain-soaked tournament in Puerto Rico, which has been delayed a day. After a good start to the year, DeLaet sits at 125 on the tour’s money list — so a strong finish, even at a lower purse event like the Puerto Rico Open, would go a long way for the big hitter from Saskatchewan.
On the other side, I have to wonder if time isn’t on the side of Vernon, BC’s Chris Baryla, who has made only $11K so far this year. I would have guessed Baryla would have had a good shot at holding onto his card — and he may still do it — but it is tougher to get into events as the year goes on if he doesn’t start to make the occasional cut. In five starts this year Baryla has made one cut.