The Starter: Round 4, FedEx St. Jude Classic

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June 11, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
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Tee time Players  
1:30 p.m. ET
No. 1
Robert Karlsson, Harrison Frazar
Karlsson bogeyed his final two holes Saturday, but maintains a one-shot lead going to Sunday. Frazar, meanwhile, moved into second with a 64 Saturday.
1:21 p.m. ET
No. 1
John Merrick, Retief Goosen
Like Frazar, Goosen also had a 64 Saturday to match the day's best score. Merrick, who is tied for first in greens in regulation this week, had a 67.
1:12 p.m. ET
No. 1
Fredrik Jacobson, Keegan Bradley
Bradley is looking for his second win in the last three weeks, while Jacobson is looking for the first of his career on TOUR.
MORE ROUND 4: Tee times | ROUND 3: Scores | Wrap-up | TOUR Report notes

The final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic is set to begin. CBS will televise live action beginning at 3 p.m. ET .

KEY ROUND 3 VIDEO:Robert Karlsson discusses his third-round 68. Watch

Round 4 weather forecast
Isolated storms
Temp: 92 high/71 low
A few isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Winds 5-10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Player notes
Here are some of the players you'll see on the CBS' coverage of Round 3:
ROBERT KARLSSON
Despite bogeys at 17 and 18, Karlsson extended his streak of consecutive rounds in the 60s at TPC Southwind to seven with a 2-under 68 to stand at 11 under. The 54-hole leader has held on for the win just over 50 percent of the time this season. Last week, Steve Stricker became the 12th player in 23 stroke-play events in 2011 to close the deal with a 54-hole lead. The last player to win with the 54-hole lead in Memphis was Brian Gay in 2009. Karlsson, who lost on the fourth-playoff hole to Lee Westwood last year, is looking to become the first player since Ryuji Imada at the AT&T Classic in 2007-08 to lose in a playoff and then go on to win the same event the following year. Phil Mickelson at the Northern Trust Open also finished second in a playoff and then won the same two years (2007-08). Karlsson has only posted three sub-70 rounds in one previous start in 2011. He opened with a 69-68-68 last month at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial en route to a T5 finish, his best of the year. The 2011 FedEx St. Jude Classic marks the first time Karlsson has held the lead/co-lead after 54 holes on the PGA TOUR. His previous best position through 54 holes was a 2nd at last years FedEx St. Jude Classic, where he lost in a playoff to Lee Westwood. Only five players in the 53-year history of the FedEx St. Jude Classic have made the event their first PGA TOUR victory, most recently Dicky Pride in 1994.
HARRISON FRAZAR
Making his eighth start in Memphis this week, dating back to 1998, Frazar put himself in prime position for the final round with a 6-under 64, tying the low round of the week. Like Karlsson, Frazar is still in search of his first PGA TOUR win. Frazar sank a 42-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to close Karlsson's lead to one. Frazar's third-round 64 is his career-best score at TPC Southwind. In seven previous starts in Memphis, his best result is a T14 in 2009. A four-time runner up on TOUR, Frazar remains in search of his first TOUR win. Frazar caught the attention of the golf world in 2008 when he took medalist honors at q-school by eight shots following a final-round 59.
JOHN MERRICK
Birdies on his first three holes spurred Merrick on to a 3-under 67. He trails Robert Karlsson by three strokes. Like seven of the other players in the top-10 after 54 holes, Merrick is in search of his first win on TOUR. Merrick is making his ninth start of the season, having missed the cut in his past two events leading into this week. His strongest finish of the season thus far has been a T11 at the Puerto Rico Open. He is making his fourth-career start in Memphis this week.
RETIEF GOOSEN
Goosen made a big move by firing a 6-under 64 in the third round, equaling the low round of the tournament. At 7-under-par, he trails Karlsson by four. A two-time winner of next week's U.S. Open (2001, 2004), Goosen has competed in the past four FedEx St. Jude Classics, with his T15 last year being his best finish. Goosen has made six of seven cuts this season, with his best result a T12 at the Northern Trust Open.

Harrison Frazar birdies the difficult 18th hole. Watch

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