The Starter: Round 4, The Greenbrier ClassicJuly 30, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching Tee time Players 1:50 p.m. ET
Anthony Kim, Scott Stallings
Leader Anthony Kim is attempting to win for the fourth time on TOUR, and for the first time since the 2010 Shell Houston Open. Stallings has shot rounds of 70-65-66, and is only one back of Kim at 9 under.
1:40 p.m. ET
Gary Woodland, Webb Simpson
Simpson birdied his last two holes to get him to 8 under with Woodland. Woodland proved he can dominate The Old White TPC with his length, but he will have to find the fairway to give himself a chance at his second title.
1:30 p.m. ET
Jimmy Walker, Bill Haas
Jimmy Walker will try to follow up a bogey-free 62 with another good round. Bill Haas is currently 11th in The Presidents Cup standings, and needs a good finish to secure a spot on Fred Couples' squad.
12:30 p.m. ET
Brendon de Jonge, Bob Estes
de Jonge shot a 72 on Saturday, but he's only five shots back of the lead at 5 under. Bob Estes currenly ranks 254th in FedExCup standings, and needs a high finish to give himself a chance to crack the all important top-125.
The final 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 4 • First-time winners: PGA TOUR rookie Scott [Stallings], 9 under, and second-year player Webb [Simpson], 8 under, are within striking distance of leader Anthony Kim. If one of them were to win tomorrow, it would be their first on the PGA TOUR. More on Stallings, Simpson
Round 4 weather forecast Thunderstorms
Temp: 83 high/64 low
Isolated thunderstorms possible in the afternoon with winds around 4 mph.
Player Notes Here are some of the players you'll see during Sunday's coverage on the Golf Channel: ANTHONY KIM Kim birdied four of his first five holes on the inward nine on Saturday, including Nos. 12 and 14, both of which he has birdied each of the first three rounds. Virtually perfect, Kim hit 17 of 18 greens in regulation, and needed only 27 putts. He is making his 22nd start this season, but has just two top-10 finishes. The most recent was a tied for 5th at the British Open two weeks ago. Kim began the week ranked 92nd in FedExCup standings. With a win, he is projected to climb all the way to No. 28. WEBB SIMPSON Stallings is making his 21st start of the season this week. After missing the cut in his first five starts on TOUR in 2011, he finished third at the Transitions Championship, three strokes behind winner Gary Woodland, who will start tomorrows final round in third place, two strokes back. Interestingly, Gary Woodland, Scott Stallings, Chris Couch and Webb Simpson all finished in the top 5 at the Transitions Championship. They each begin the final round at the Greenbrier Classic tomorrow in the top 5, as well. JIMMY WALKER Jimmy Walker took advantage of benign morning conditions in Round 3 and posted a career-low 8-under 62. Walker was 12 of 14 in fairways hit and a perfect 18 of 18 in Greens in Regulation. He took 28 putts in Round 3, the fewest of his first three rounds. Walker, who finished tied for fourth at last years inaugural Greenbrier Classic, has been treated well by the state of West Virginia. In 2007, he claimed his third Nationwide Tour win at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic in Bridgeport, W. Va.
• 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