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Week off gives Quincy's Guthrie a chance to 'get better'


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WGEM) -- Luke Guthrie is taking a break.

A six-week start to his first full season on the PGA Tour, including stops in three states on the West Coast swing, and now the Quincy native has a well deserved week off.

Guthrie's season, to this point, has been solid.

His 21st place finish last week at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club was his second consecutive Top 25 finish.

In all Guthrie has posted four Top 30 finishes and earned more than $200,000.

A guest Tuesday morning on WGEM Sportscenter, Guthrie says even though he doesn't have a win to his credit he continues to make a bid to remain on the PGA Tour long term.

"If I keep doing the things I've doing these first six weeks I'll get up (near the top of the leaderboard)," he indicated. 

"It just hasn't happened these first six weeks but I'm just going to come back home and trying to keep getting better, and get a little sharper in my wedge game, short game, putts, driving the ball, and putting the ball in the fairway. I need to get better at all of them."

Guthrie is back in Champaign for the next few days. Upon his return Monday he received his diploma from the University of Illinois.

Next up for Guthrie is the Honda Classic next weekend in Florida.

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