Haven’t talked to him yet, but he just finished his round and shot a 4-under par 66. He is in a 9 way tie for first place, with a few groups left. That would mean a 9 way playoff for 4 spots into the Wells Fargo Championship.
Making it through a playoff again would be HUGE for his confidence. Obviously his game is back physically now, but any steps he can take to improve his mental and emotional belief in himself is the important thing.
EDITED: His wife just text me. Two late low scores. 9 way playoff for two spots.
He birdied his last two holes to get into the playoff.
EDIT #2: He lasered one at the pin over the green, didn’t get up and down and was out.
Short term it stinks, but he is obviously on the road to elite golf.
My bias aside, he will be in position to win again this year.