The Starter: Round 4, The Honda ClassicMarch 05, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
The fourth round of The Honda Classic is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise play from 1-3 p.m. ET with NBC providing coverage from 3-6 p.m. ET.
Groups we're watching Tee time Players 9:05 a.m. ET
Jason Dufner, Justin Hicks, Lee Westwood
The world's No. 2 player tumbled out of the top 10 Saturday with a 75 that included four bogeys from Nos. 15-18.
9:55 a.m. ET
Davis Love III, Hunter Haas, Webb Simpson
Haas' last and only top-10 on TOUR was the 2005 weather-shortened BellSouth Classic. Love has bettered his score each round.
10:45 p.m. ET
Gary Woodland, Kyle Stanley, Charles Howell III
Stanley plunged out of the lead Saturday with 74, will he rebound Sunday as the learning experience continues?
10:55 p.m. ET
Rory Sabbatini, Y.E. Yang, Jerry Kelly
This is clearly Sabbatini's to lose with a five-shot lead, but Yang and Kelly won't be intimidated by playing catch-up.
Round 4 weather forecast PM showers
Temp: 80 high/66 low
Rain is projected to move in by afternoon; TOUR officials hope to beat it by starting earlier off the 1st and 10th tees. Winds from the south around 15 mph.
ShotLink player notes Here are some of the players you'll see on NBC's coverage of Sunday's fourth round RORY SABBATINI One day after tying the course record with a 64, he again shot the low round of the day with a Saturday 66. In those two rounds he beat the field by 8 and 6.5 strokes, respectively. He leads the field in scrambling, salvaging par or better on 17 of 20 missed greens. He is first in the field with an average of 26.67 putts per round. JERRY KELLY Posted six birdies and four bogeys en route to a roller-coaster 2-under 68 on Saturday. On the par-4 sixth hole, he hit his second shot into a tree, took a penalty stroke and later sank a 13-foot putt (129) for bogey. On the par-4 10th hole, he sank a 47-foot putt for birdie. One hole later, on the par-4 11th hole, he hit his approach shot into the water fronting the green, took a penalty drop and then hit a wedge to 13 inches from the cup for a tap-in bogey. THE BEAR TRAP Through the first three rounds, the 15th hole has been the third-toughest at PGA National (3.449), No. 16 has been the fourth-toughest (4.335) and No. 17 the second-toughest (3.582).
KEY ROUND 3 VIDEO: • Jerry Kelly got help from a camera in avoiding a potential double bogey or worse on the 6th hole. • Following his Saturday 66, Rory Sabbatini talked about how he battled the trying conditions. • Y.E. Yang notched a rare birdie on The Bear Trap's par-3 17th, then birdied 18 to get into a tie for second.