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Is it finally Bryce Molder's time?

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If you've followed the career of 31-year-old Bryce Molder at all, you know one thing; the man is far too talented to have not won a PGA Tour event yet.

The four-time All-American at Georgia Tech might finally erase that sentence if he can maintain the lead he shares with Brian Davis at the Colonial.

Molder is an interesting character, and one that fits the mold (sorry for the terrible pun) of a hot college player that just couldn't carry the momentum on the PGA Tour. When he first burst on the scene in 2001, Molder did a little of what Rickie Fowler showed us in 2009. His first start was at the Reno-Tahoe Open, where Molder finished third. It was typical Bryce if you'd watched his amateur days, and what most had expected.

The road after that wasn't nearly as easy. Molder bounced around between the Nationwide and PGA Tour for the next eight years before finally finding comfort with the big boys in 2009.

Now, he has a great chance of claiming a title if he can do a lot of what he did for 17 holes on Saturday and not so much what he did on that other hole. It was the par-4 fifth hole, where Molder had to drain an 18-footer to save double-bogey, but three birdies after that kept him atop the leaderboard.

Molder will have to beat Davis, who has only made one bogey all week at Colonial, and a cast of players furiously chasing him, including Zach Johnson, Ben Crane and Bill Haas.

Still, it is Molder who has an opportunity to do something he's been waiting to do for years. Hopefully all the questions about him not winning will be erased on Sunday afternoon.

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