News & ToursAugust 23, 2009

How quickly it changes for Bryant

SUNRIVER, Ore. -- The leader board landscape has changed drastically through nine holes of the final round of the Jeld-Wen Tradition at the Crosswater Club.

Brad Bryant, who led by three strokes after 54 holes, increased his advantage to four with a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole Sunday, but the rest of the front nine didn't go his way.

Bryant turned in one-over 37 and trails John Cook, who shot a 32, by two strokes with nine holes to play. Bryant, seeking his first Champions Tour win since the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, has not fared well when owning the lead heading into the final round. On the Champions Tour Bryant is 0-for-5 when holding at least a share of the lead, and he was winless in six of those situations on the PGA Tour.

*--Bill Fields

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