The Starter: Round 3, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AmFebruary 12, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching Tee time Players 11:11 a.m. ET
Spyglass Hill, No. 1
Nick Watney, Brian Gay
Watney, who's already been successful in 2011, sits in a tie for fourth after two rounds. Gay is T89 and hoping to make a move.
12:06 p.m. ET
Pebble Beach, No. 1
Mark Wilson, Chez Reavie
This week's featured group of Mark Wilson and Drew Brees dropped into a tie for 31st in the second round.
12:28 p.m. ET
Monterey Peninsula, No. 10
Padraig Harrington, Steve Marino
Marino -- who is seeking his first TOUR win -- is four strokes ahead of the pack after two rounds, while Harrington is T4 and looking to add to his impressive trophy collection.
12:39 p.m. ET
Spyglass Hill, No. 1
Vijay Singh, David Duval
Will Singh capture another title at Pebble Beach? He's T18 after two rounds. Duval opened the event with a 77 but fired a 5-under 65 on Friday to move into a tie for 75th
The third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action beginning at 1 p.m. ET (10 p.m. local time) and CBS will cover the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
Round 3 weather forecast Sunny
Temp: 68 high/42 low
Sunny with winds around 4 mph.
Player notes Here are some of the players you'll see on CBS' coverage of Saturday's third round: PADRAIG HARRINGTON Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington followed a 3-under 69 (SH) with a 4-under 68 (PB) in round two. He trails Steve Marino's lead by six strokes. Harrington, who is making his first TOUR start of the season, is making his fifth-consecutive start at Pebble Beach. His best previous finish was a T14 in 2008. He claimed T16 honors in last year's event. SAM SAUNDERS Following a par at the first hole at Pebble Beach, Arnold Palmer's grandson drained a 20-foot putt for eagle at the par-5 second. He went on to add three consecutive birdies on Nos. 5-7 en route to a 5-under 67. He is T4. Saunders is making his second start of the year. He previously missed the cut at the Bob Hope Classic. This is his ninth start as a professional. DUSTIN JOHNSON 2009 and 2010 champion Dustin Johnson followed a 1-over 71 (MP) with an 1-under 71 at Spyglass Hill in round two. At even par (T75), he heads into the weekend 13 strokes behind Steve Marino's lead. Johnson, a four-time PGA TOUR winner, is looking to become the first player since Tiger Woods (1996-99) to win in four consecutive years straight out of college. With a win in 2011, Dustin Johnson would join four players with three or more victories at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am: Mark O'Meara (5), Jack Nicklaus (3), Johnny Miller (3) and Phil Mickelson (3).
STORYLINES FOR SATURDAY: • Keegan Bradley's aunt Pat certainly approves of her nephew's success at Pebble Beach. After all, she won three major championships on the LPGA the year Keegan was born. Read more about the golfing family. • There's more than a tournament title at stake for many players, there's also the chance to make one more push for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. • As always at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, there are intriguing pairings of pros and celebrities. Want to own a pair of TOMS shoes decorated by your favorite celebrity at Pebble Beach or PGA TOUR pro? The auction ends on Sunday.