Unlikely contender Ben Griffin the clubhouse leader at suspended Players

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Orlando Sentinel

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — If you ask Ben Griffin, scaling PGA Tour leaderboards beats weighing some rising interest rates. “They’re too high if you’re trying to buy a house,” the former loan officer said after going low for the second day at TPC Sawgrass. Griffin’s decision to give up his day job for his dream looks wiser by the day. In the mix after 36 holes of his first Players Championship, Griffin became a mortgage-loan officer a little more than two years ago after he lost his playing status. “I thought I was done,” he said. Griffin hopes he’s just getting started at TPC Sawgrass. At 6-un…

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