In the movie "Bull Durham," Kevin Costner's character "Crash" Davis didn't want word to get out that he was the all-time home run leader in the minor leagues, taking it as a sign of failure that he had never been able to stick around in the major leagues.
Paul Claxton owns a share of the lead for events played on the Web.com Tour, matching Ben Bates' mark of 410 at the Mylan Classic this week at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg. But he's not suffering from Crash Davis Syndrome.
"I don't really look at it like that," Claxton said Saturday after shooting a 1-over 72 to put him in a tie for 15th. "Golf is very healthy right now. There's a lot of great players and there's just not enough room for everybody on the PGA Tour. This is the next best place to be and that's the attitude I've taken.
"It just means I've been around for a long time. I'm getting old," he said. "I still enjoy playing, and the body is in pretty good shape so I'm going to keep going."
Perhaps a stat Claxton enjoys more is that his time here also has put him near the top of the tour's career money list. Having won nearly $1,750,000, Claxton needs about $88,000 more to surpass Darron Stiles as the tour's all-time earnings leader. First prize at the Mylan Classic is $121,500.
"I still enjoy playing, so I'm going to keep chasing it," he said.
Wheatcroft still in pain
The heel injury Steve Wheatcroft sustained in the second round didn't get any better after he saw a doctor Friday night.
"It got worse," said Wheatcroft, and Indiana, Pa., native. He started his round Saturday with a triple bogey on No. 1 and a double bogey on No. 2 -- garnering penalty strokes on each -- and fell back to a tie for 29th at 1 under.
"It's some kind of a tendonitis of the Achilles," Wheatcroft said of the doctor's prognosis. "But everything he said, it sounded like that's exactly what is was.
"I thought it was a bone issue [Friday], like a bone spur or something on the back, but any time I use my Achilles and stretch it that way it definitely pulls, so it's got to be muscle -elated."
He wore a bandage on his left foot that he applied himself.
"It honestly didn't make much of a difference, and I won't be doing it [today]," Wheatcroft said, adding that all he can do for it is continue to take painkillers.
He tees off in the first group at 8:40 a.m. today.
Round of the day
Ariel Canete of Argentina posted the low round of the day, carding a 5-under 66. He jumped 30 places in the standings to a tie for sixth at 6 under, seven strokes back of leader Ben Martin.
Starting on the back nine, Canete was even at the turn but rattled off five birdies on the front nine, including three consecutive on Nos. 4-6.
Canete's group opens at 10:30 a.m. today, while the leaders tee off at 10:41.
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