Saturday, April 23, 2011

Another big opportunity for de Jonge

   Brendon de Jonge loves the vibe at Hilton Head.

   He likes the laid-back feel, hanging out with his family at night and playing Harbour Town.

   He may like it even more by Sunday night.

   De Jonge, 30, has had a handful of good chances to win on the PGA Tour but so far hasn't pulled it off. He has another chance in the Heritage, starting the final round two strokes behind leader Luke Donald and one behind defending champion Jim Furyk. Beating both of them -- and everyone else -- is a formidable challenge but de Jonge is hearing what Nick Price told him earlier this year when he contended in Tampa.

   Price told de Jonge to be patient and sometimes victories come to you.

   de Jonge knows he has a tendency to get in a hurry when he is in contention on Sunday. He'll work hard today to slow down, take an extra breath, and see where it takes him.

   Maybe Sunday will be one of those days Nick Price was talking about.