The Starter: Round 3, Farmers Insurance Open

January 28, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching
Tee time Players  
12:50 p.m. ET
No. 1
Bill Haas, Anthony Kim, Fredrik Jacobson
Haas is now 27 under in his last four competitive rounds. If he goes low again, will anyone be able to keep up?
12:40 p.m. ET
No. 1
Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson
With his fun-loving partners, and wife Amy by his side, Phil could have another good day on the South Course.
12:30 p.m. ET
No. 1
John Daly, Hunter Mahan, Ben Crane
Ben Crane has been in this spot before. The defending champion entered the weekend last year at 8 under and down three shots. Will he repeat?
12:20 p.m. ET
No. 1
Brian Davis, Chris Kirk, Dustin Johnson
Kirk, a 2010 Nationwide Tour graduate, is on pace for his second consecutive top-10 finish.
12:10 p.m. ET
No. 1
Kevin Sutherland, Jhonnatan Vegas, Tiger Woods
Playing in his sixth TOUR event, Jhonnatan Vegas has a win, and now a tee time with the last decade's most dominant player.
MORE ROUND 3: Tee times | ROUND 2: Scores | Wrap-up | TOUR Report notes

The third round of the Farmers Insurance Open is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action from 1-2:30 p.m. ET (10-11:30 a.m. local time) and CBS will televise live from 3-6 p.m. ET (12-3 p.m. local time).

Round 3 weather forecast
Temp: 66 high/51 low
Sunny with winds around 10 mph.
ShotLink Player Notes
Here are some of the players you'll see on the CBS's coverage of Saturday's third round
Bubba Watson fired Friday's round of the day with a 7-under-par 65 on the North Course. Watson hit just 7 of 14 fairways but managed to still hit 17 of 18 greens. Watsons 65 was even more impressive considering thats exactly how hes finished his first 2 events of the 2010 season (both 7-under-par totals - Hyundai TOC: -7 & Bob Hope: -7).
Phil Mickelson finds himself just three shots out of the lead this week despite ranking 2nd to last (T-76) for driving accuracy (29%). Friday on the South Course, Mickelson hit just two fairways from the tee (tied for last in the field) but still managed to shoot a 3-under-par 69. There were six other players who hit just two fairways from the tee today and only one other player besides Mickelson was able to do so and shoot a sub-par round (Brandt Snedeker: 3-under on the North Course).
Rickie Fowler with be paired with Phil Mickelson in tomorrows third round. The last and only other time these two played together was in the final round of the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open where Fowler shot a 2-under-par 70 and Mickelson shot a 1-over 73 (Fowler finished T-5 and Mickelson finished 19th). Fowler has now played all six of his career rounds at the Farmers Insurance Open under par. In his career here, hes a combined 19 under converting 27 birdies, seven bogeys and one double bogey. His lone double bogey came on the 17th hole in last year's final round.
- ShotLink notes provided by Alex Turnbull

KEY ROUND 2 VIDEOS:Tiger Woods struggled in the middle of his round, but made a nice par save on No. 17. • John Daly kept things rolling on the North Course by in spite of an ugly double-bogey. • Anthony Kim was dialed in on No. 10 in the second round and sits just two strokes off the pace.