Finishing the day seven back of the leader, my playing partner Ted Purdy, was not what I had in mind when I set off for the third round of the MCI Heritage Classic.
It is going to take a mighty big effort for anybody to reel him in tomorrow because not only is he four clear of the field but he is also playing very well indeed.
Apart from one slip on the 15th, everything he hit seemed to turn to birdie and if he continues in this vein for the last round, he will take some catching.
I just couldnít get any momentum going - blocking my tee shot into trees on the second did not put me in the best of heart because even though I saved par, it was like a dropped shot.
So I start the last round tied for ninth so I will have to go really low to give myself any chance. Itís possible on this course, but so are really big numbers.