June 27 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
BETHESDA, Md. -- Earlier this week, Tiger Woods said he'd like to see somewhere around 8 under be the winning score at the AT&T National, where he is still involved in the course set-up even though he's out with an injury.
So far, Merion is indeed playing tough with no one from the morning wave lower than 3 under.
How will those in the afternoon wave fare? Here's a look at a few notables to keep an eye on (all times ET).
Adam Scott, 12:27 p.m.: The Masters champion has finally moved past all that goes with winning a Green Jacket and said this week is the turning point to re-focus. He's played well in this event, having tied for third each of the last two years.
Jason Day, 12:27 p.m.: Likewise, Day has a good record here. He was eighth at the AT&T a year ago and finished second when the U.S. Open was played here in 2011. He comes in off a runner-up at the U.S. Open, one of five top 10s this season.
Brandt Snedeker, 12:39 p.m.: Injury has slowed Snedeker, who at one point had three straight finishes of first or second earlier this year. Lately, he's struggled, missing two of his last three cuts.
Hunter Mahan, 12:39 p.m.: Mahan was in contention last week after opening with a 62 before fading. He also played in the final group Sunday of the U.S. Open, where he finished fourth. And he has four finishes in the top 12 in this event.
Jordan Spieth, 12:50 p.m.: The 19-year-old has had a very good year with four top 10s, including a runner-up, in 13 starts. But he did miss the cut in his only appearance here with a pair of 75s last year.