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Complicating matters, of course, are the players in front of Fritsch. If the players between him and the 25th spot play well, he'll have to better them.
Late rallies are nothing new to Fritsch. In 2013, he missed the cut in the first three events in the Finals and finished tied for second in the final tournament to jump to 13th and earn his card.
This year, he has finished 15th, T43 and T39 to sit just on the outside looking in heading into the final event.
"Every time I've come here I've been outside the top 25 in the Finals list. At least this year I'm in a familiar spot," he said. "I'm a lot closer to the 25 than I've ever been coming into this event, so that's a good thing. I don't have to absolutely kill it out there. I just have to have a solid week.
"I'm playing well. I was a little bit disappointed finishing with a couple of bogeys last week on the last two holes and that kind of set me back a little bit, but I've had a pretty good Finals, some swings I wish I had back and some putts, too, but that's the way it goes. If I continue to do what I'm doing, I think I'll be okay."
The Dye Valley Course is playing soft this week and it's strategic design plays to his strengths, Fritsch believes.
"It's not very long, but there's a lot of decisions you have to make off the tee and I feel like I can kind of play smarter than, not everyone else, but I can think my way around a golf course better than most people, in my opinion, and that's what I've hung my hat on the last couple of years is playing to my strengths," he said.
You can follow Fritsch and the rest of the field at: http://www.pgatour.com/webcom/leaderboard.html
Fritsch's tee times: Thursday, 7:30 a.m. off #10; Friday, 12:20 p.m. off #1.
You can listen to Fritsch's interview on TSN 1200 here: http://www.tsn.ca/radio/ottawa-1200-1.369349
UPDATED: Fritsch had a 3-over-par 73 in his first round Thursday and, at the conclusion of his round and with about half the field still on the course, was projected to finish 38th in the Web.comTour Finals.