The Starter: Round 4, Farmers Insurance OpenJanuary 29, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching Tee time Players 1:15 p.m. ET
Bill Haas, Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan
Haas has been outstanding to start the new season, only lacking a win. But this is feeling like Phil's week.
1:05 p.m. ET
Bubba Watson, Anthony Kim, Jhonattan Vegas
Kim was the third man in the Tiger-Rocco group for two days but played the best. Vegas continues to impress.
12:45 p.m. ET
Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Fredrik Jacobson
Five shots back may be asking too much Sunday, but watching the young guns together should be fun.
11:25 a.m. ET
Brendan Steele, Tiger Woods, Greg Chalmers
Tiger's new swing clearly is still a work in progress, as evidenced by this early local-time wakeup call on a Sunday.
The fourth round of the Farmers Insurance Open is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action from 1-2:30 p.m. ET (10-11:30 a.m. local time) and CBS will televise live from 3-6:30 p.m. ET (12-3:30 p.m. local time).
Round 4 weather forecast Chance of rain
Temp: 60 high/51 low
40 percent chance of afternoon showers with winds around 10 mph.
ShotLink Player Notes Here are some of the players you'll see on CBS's coverage of Sunday's final round BILL HAAS Bill Haas has been on fire in his first 3 PGA TOUR events of the season. Haas has played his first 12 consecutive rounds on TOUR under par and is a combined 55 under (stroke avg: 67.75; averaging 5 under per round played). Including the final few events of the 2010 season, Haas has now played 20 consecutive rounds at par or better in official PGA TOUR events. His last over par round on TOUR was in the final round of the 2010 BMW Championship where he shot 74. PHIL MICKELSON Phil Mickelson finds himself tied for the 54 hole this week despite ranking T-72nd for driving accuracy off the tee. In Mickelson's 36 career stroke play wins on the PGA TOUR, hes never hit fewer than 48 percent of the fairways from the tee and won (lowest with a win: 48 percent at the 2008 Northern Trust Open). This week, Mickelson has hit just 38 percent of the fairways through the first 3 rounds. Since 1983, the lowest driving accuracy by a Farmers Insurance Open champion is 38 percent by Greg Twiggs when he won in 1989. HUNTER MAHAN Hunter has a knack for going low in the final round when it counts. In his 3 career PGA TOUR wins, he's fired rounds of 65 of lower in the final round en route to victory. He also shot a final round 62 at the 2009 AT&T National and went on to finish solo 2nd.
KEY ROUND 3 VIDEOS: • Bubba Watson moved himself to within one shot of the lead with this eagle on the par-5 18th.. • John Daly saved par on the 17th Saturday but the damage had been done in a 4-over third round. • Bill Haas showed a hot putter on No. 15 for a birdie but bogeyed the 18th to fall into a first-place tie.