How do you deal with a day when your putting is inconsistent? If you're Hunter Mahan, you hit the ball where you can't miss. That way you can keep the flat stick in the bag.
From 91 yards out on the No. 13 hole at Silverado, Mahan stepped up and did this:
Score that as an eagle.
Mahan had an odd round going Sunday, almost from the start. He bogeyed the par-3 second hole, only to get that shot back one hole later. He made birdie on the par-5 fifth hole, only to give that back one hole later. Then he birdied Nos. 8 and 9 to finish the front nine in 2 under 34.
But then he bogeyed No. 11 before coming up big two holes later. When leader Sang-Moon Bae also bogeyed the 11th, that pulled Mahan to within three shots of the Frys.com Open lead at that point.