Last week at the RBC Canadian Open he made the cut, marking his fifth time playing the weekend in his latest six starts on the PGA Tour. He went on to shoot rounds of 68, 74, 73, 71 and tied for 34th place, edging closer to becoming a top-20 contender in The States.
This week at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club he’ll remember rounds of 66 and 68 last year, which he produced during the first and third rounds, respectively, en route to his share of 21st place.
The Oklahoma City University graduate is on his best run of form this season, and needs to capitalise this week at a course that he favours.
“In Canada I hit some really good iron shots and played solid from the fairway. I’ll need to work a bit on my driving, but I’m excited to have a good tournament,” he said.
The big man from Harare is currently 41st in the FedExCup standings, courtesy of three top-10s that include a playoff second place finish at the McGladrey Classic.
In Canada last week he carded 71, 66 to reach the weekend with a real shot at the title, but fell away after carding 76, 76 over the next two rounds.
De Jonge studied at Virginia Tech and a return to his college hometown could get the juices flowing as the Zimbabwean looks to peak toward the end of the PGA Tour season.