"It's one of the first ones I've made in a real long time," said VanDam. "It cost me a really good fish. That's how you learn though."
Consider, only two limits of five fish were brought to the scales Thursday. Seventeen anglers managed to land only one keeper fish and 11 other anglers were shut out completely.
Several of the final few anglers who came to the scales during the second day of this Major championship reversed that trend. And there were some of the sport's biggest names among them.