The Starter: Round 2, The Greenbrier ClassicJuly 28, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching Tee time Players 8:20 p.m. ET
Andres Romero, Charles Howell III, Kyle Stanley
Stanley (No. 46 in the FedExCup) opened with a 4-under 66 and looks to get into the all-important top 30. Romero could not carry over his strong play from Canada, but Charles Howell III continued his consistency with a 68.
12:30 p.m. ET
Arjun Atwal, Derek Lamely, Trevor Immelman
Immelman leads the Greenbrier Classic after a first-round 64, but is trailed closely by playing partner Derek Lamely, who shot a first-round 65. Atwal is 2 over, and needs to play well on Friday to make the cut.
12:40 p.m. ET
Phil Mickelson, Stuart Appleby, Tom Watson
Our Featured Group struggled in Round 1. Mickelson missed six putts inside six feet and shot an opening-round 70. Defending champion Stuart Appleby (1 over) and Tom Watson (5 over) hope their best golf is ahead of them.
12:50 p.m. ET
Anthony Kim, Ryan Palmer, Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson joined the crowd of five players one shot back of the lead with a first-round 65. Kim was solid with an opening 69, while Palmer struggled with a 2 over performance.
The second round of The Greenbrier Classic is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET, and replay coverage from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET.
WHAT TO WATCH IN ROUND 2 • Trevor Immelman: The 2008 Masters Champion has struggled since undergoing surgery on his left wrist last year, but is slowly finding the form that helped him win twice on the PGA TOUR. He's on top after the first round of play at The Old White TPC. Story
• Bubble vision: Of the 31 players within 15 spots of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup cut line, 25 are teeing it up this week at The Greenbrier Classic. Who will be making moves? Bubble Watch
Round 2 weather forecast Partly cloudy
Temp: 93 high/70 low
Partly cloudy with winds around 10 mph.
Player Notes Here are some of the players you'll see during Friday's coverage on the Golf Channel: TREVOR IMMELMAN Immelman, who is in search of his third PGA TOUR win, and first since the 2008 Masters, is making his 17th start of the season and remains in search of his first top-10 finish since a T10 at the 2008 TOUR Championship. His strongest 2011 finish has been a T12 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. BILLY MAYFAIR PGA TOUR journeyman Billy Mayfair birdied Nos. 12-14, as well as his last hole, No. 9, en route to 5-under 65. Mayfair is in search of his fifth win on TOUR and first since the 1998 Buick Open, a span of 12 years, 11 months, 22 days -- second longest to Robert Gamez (15 years, 6 months). DEREK LAMELY 2010 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year nominee Derek Lamely birdied five of his last six holes, with no bogeys, en route to a 65. The 2010 Puerto Rico Open winner has struggled in 2011, making just three cuts in 19 starts. His best finish of the season was a tie fo 13th at the Bob Hope Classic.
• A man of his word: Tom Watson, a professional emeritus at The Old White TPC, promised Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier Resort, that he would play in this week's event. The 61-year-old is skipping the Senior U.S. Open to do just that. Insider