The Starter: Round 2, Arnold Palmer InvitationalMarch 24, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
The second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard is set to begin. PGATOUR.COM will host exclusive LIVE@ coverage starting at 12 p.m. ET while the Golf Channel will televise live action beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
Groups we're watching: Tee time Players 7:40 a.m. ET
Steve Marino, Spencer Levin, Peter Hanson
Overnight leader Spencer Levin said playing with friend Steve Marino helped him relax. Will it work again Friday?
8:26 a.m. ET
Gary Woodland, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods
Will playing the course early in the morning give Woodland and Johnson a chance to catch up with Tiger in our Featured Group?
8:38 a.m. ET
Jhonattan Vegas, Ernie Els, Ian Poulter
Els, the defending champion, had a very slow start but steadied things. Poulter is one of few under par at Bay Hill.
12:10 p.m. ET
Rickie Fowler, Tim Herron, Brian Davis
Fowler will have almost a full 24 hours to mull over those two bogeys he closed with on Thursday.
12:56 p.m. ET
Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson
One of the best scoring groups (besides Levin's), Mahan and Mickelson will get to sleep in before attacking Friday.
Round 2 weather forecast Mostly sunny
Temp: 88 high/68 low
Mostly sunny with winds around 10 mph.
ShotLink player notes Here are some of the players you'll see on the Golf Channel's coverage of Friday's third round BUBBA WATSON Bubba Watson is one of just 21 players in red numbers after the first round. Making his sixth appearance the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, Watson's best result came in 2008 where he carded a T-8 finish (his only top 10). PHIL MICKELSON Currently 18th in the FedExCup standings, Phil Mickelson is one of five players on TOUR to make THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola in each of the four years of the FedExCup. He has been playing the par-5s well this year ranking T-5 with a scoring average of 4.48 and converting a birdie or better 59 percent of the time (second highest on TOUR). BILL HAAS Tee to green this year, Bill Haas has been one of the top performers on TOUR ranking T-25 in total driving and fourth in ball striking. Haas currently ranks fourth on TOUR in greens in regulation and seventh in scrambling.
KEY ROUND 1 VIDEO: • Watch the best shots from Thursday's LIVE@ coverage at Bay Hill. • It wasn't his only great shot in Round 1, but Spencer Levin's chip-in sure helped him to take the overnight lead. • Tiger Woods showed flashes once again at Bay Hill, includingthis birdie putt on No. 13.