The Starter: Round 3, The Greenbrier ClassicJuly 29, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching Tee time Players 1:50 p.m. ET
Brendon de Jonge, Webb Simpson
de Jonge and Simpson are looking for their first-career victories at The Greenbrier Classic. The key for this group may be Greens in Regulation. de Jonge is tied for second in greens hit this week, while Simpson is tied for 13th.
1:40 p.m. ET
Trevor Immelman, Michael Letzig
Immelman exploded with a 64 in Round 1, but struggled with putting in his second-round 70. Letzig, who is 218th in the FedExCup, needs a good finish if he hopes to make the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.
1:30 p.m. ET
Scott Stallings, Gary Woodland
Rookie Scott Stallings' best finish is a third at the Transitions Championship, which was won by Gary Woodland. Woodland is 11th in the FedExCup, and looks to overpower The Old White TPC with his tremendous length.
12:30 p.m. ET
Camillo Villegas, Will Strickler
Villegas finished 15th in the FedExCup last year, but this year finds himself on the Playoffs bubble. Will Strickler's made the cut for just the third time in 12 tries this year. He's currently 214th in the FedExCup standing.
The third round of The Greenbrier Classic is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET, and CBS will pick up coverage from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Golf Channel will re-air coverage from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
WHAT TO WATCH IN ROUND 3 • First-time winners: A group of players without a win on TOUR is at the top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend. Webb Simpson has had many chances to win in his career. Is this the week he finds the winner's circle? Story
Round 3 weather forecast Thunderstorms
Temp: 87 high/67 low
Isolated thunderstorms possible in the afternoon with winds around 8 mph.
Player Notes Here are some of the players you'll see during Saturday's coverage on the Golf Channel: BRENDON DE JONGE Former Virginia Tech standout and local favorite Brendon de Jonge posted a 3-under 67 on Friday to move into a share of the lead with Webb Simpson. The 2010 Viking Classic represents the only other 36-hole lead for de Jonge on the PGA TOUR. He went on to post rounds of 1-over 73 and even-par 72 to finish tied for third. WEBB SIMPSON Webb Simpson, No. 9 in the FedExCup standings, has been one of the most consistent players on TOUR this year. In 18 starts, he has missed just two cuts (Farmers Insurance Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational) and amassed 13 top-25 finishes, including runner-up finishes at the Transitions Championship and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. TREVOR IMMELMAN First-round leader Trevor Immelman has tied for 38th in his last two starts (the AT&T National and the British Open). Immelman is in search of his third win on the PGA TOUR -- he previously won the 2006 Cialis Western Open and the 2008 Masters Tournament.
• Bubble vision: Of the 31 players within 15 spots of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup cut line, 25 teed it up this week at The Greenbrier Classic. After this week there will be only four weeks left in the PGA TOUR's Regular Season. See who is needing to make a move. Bubble Watch