The Starter: Round 3, Hyundai Tournament of Champions

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January 07, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching
Tee time, hole Players  
5:15 p.m. ET
No. 1
Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson
A study in contrasts -- Furyk is the short, accurate guy while Johnson's the big bomber. But both seem to enjoy Kapalua.
5:25 p.m. ET
No. 1
Steve Stricker, Francesco Molinari
The Italian hit 11 consecutive greens to start his second round. Stricker missed just one green during a 26-hole stretch across first two rounds.
5:34 p.m. ET
No. 1
Jonathan Byrd, Ernie Els
Els has found his putting stroke as he seeks to win at Kapalua for the second time.
5:45 p.m. ET
No. 1
Robert Garrigus, Carl Pettersson
If Garrigus is as deadly with his wedges as he was Friday, he might run away with it. Pettersson ranks No. 1 with just 55 putts in first two rounds.
MORE ROUND 3: Tee times | ROUND 2: Wrap-up | Scores | TOUR Report notes

The third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions takes place Saturday at the Plantation Course at Kapalua. The Golf Channel will televise live action beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local time).

Round 3 weather forecast
Partly Cloudy
Temp: 74 high/63 low
Chance of morning showers; mostly sunny with a slight chance
of afternoon showers. Winds out of the west from 10-15 mph.
Round 3 player notes
Here are some of the players you'll see on the Golf Channel's coverage of Saturday's third round
ROBERT GARRIGUS
Has only held the 36-hole lead one other time in his PGA TOUR career, at the 2010 Reno-Tahoe Open. He eventually finished tied for 10th. "Leading a tournament after two days really doesn't mean much," Garrigus said, "but it would be nice if I could finish it off this weekend."
ERNIE ELS
With six top-10s in eight previous starts here, including a record-setting 31-under win in 2003, the Big Easy certainly has plenty of good vibes at Kapalua. "It's just the best place in the world," he said. "You come here, first week of the year, just incredible place. It gives me a lot of room off the tee. Obviously, I love that."
FRANCESCO MOLINARI
The Italian qualifed by winning the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions event. He's the only non-PGA TOUR member in the field this week. He's just four shots off the lead. "You know, I came in here without expecting too much, obviously because it's the first week after a long break," Molinari said. "It's great fun. The weather, it's perfect. The course, it's not too stressful, so I think it's a good golf course for the first week of the year."

KEY ROUND 2 VIDEOS Robert Garrigus uses his 61-degree wedge to hole out for eagle at 16. • Jim Furyk stays in contention by holing a short chip for birdie. • Francesco Molinari sinks a 55-foot putt for birdie at the 12th hole. • Carl Pettersson finished Round 2 with this birdie to get within a shot of the lead.

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