Sunday will be a very interesting round of golf for Weyburn, Saskatchewan’s Graham DeLaet.
The 30 year-old golfer out of Boise State shot a 66 on Saturday and is only two shots back of leader Jason Dufner of the United States at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, this week’s stop on the PGA Tour.
DeLaet is currently tied with American Ken Duke at -15, and is in the final pairing today with Dufner at -17.
With the disappointing results by Canadian golfers the last few years, DeLaet’s performance this weekend is a breath of fresh air.
DeLaet has put together three consecutive rounds in the 60s, shooting a 68, 67, and 66. Elite players in contention this week and cannot be couted out are Ernie Els at -14, Steve Stricker at -13 and Luke Donald at -12 who are lurking in the top ten.
For DeLaet this season, his best result to date was a ninth place at the Puerto Rico Open in March. In 2010, DeLaet had three top ten finishes at the Shell Houston Open, Viking Classic and Frys.Com Open where he finished third, fifth and sixth respectively.