The Starter: Round 2, Valero Texas Open

April 15, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching
Tee time Players  
8:50 a.m. ET
No. 10
Ryuji Imada, Kevin Na, Leishman
Wouldn't it be something if Kevin Na, after all the talk about his 16 on No. 9, played well Friday to make the weekend?
9 a.m. ET
No. 1
Nathan Green, Stewart Cink, Marc Turnesa
Co-leader Cink decided to enter this event at the last minute and now is making the most of his opportunity.
9 a.m. ET
No. 10
Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Angel Cabrera
Defending champion Adam Scott has the edge in the Featured Group, but all three played well Thursday.
1:25 p.m. ET
No. 1
J.J. Henry, Steve Elkington, Carl Paulson
J.J. Henry set the early mark Thursday. How will he react Friday when he'll likely lose his lead before teeing off?
1:45 p.m. ET
No. 1
Jhonattan Vegas, Ryan Palmer, Justin Leonard
Jhonattan Vegas is one shot behind the leaders and in search of his first top 10 since a T3 at the Farmers Insurance Open.

The second round of the Valero Texas Open is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action beginning at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. local time).

Round 1 weather forecast
Temp: 91 high/51 low
Sunny with winds around 15 mph.
ShotLink Player notes
Here are some of the players you'll see on the Golf Channel's coverage of Friday's second round
University of Texas grad and 2011 Bob Hope Classic champion Jhonattan Vegas is making his 12th start of the 2011 season this week. The Houston-area resident, made his first career PGA TOUR start as a professional at the 2008 Valero Texas Open, where he finished T36. Things have cooled down for the 2011 PGA TOUR rookie after carding a win and a top-3 finish in his first three starts of the 2011 season. Since then, Vegas has just two top-20 finishes in his last eight events including missing the cut in his last three consecutive starts.
Three-time Valero Texas Open champion Justin Leonard is making his 14th appearance at this event. Entering this week, Leonard is looking for his first top-10 finish on TOUR since the 2010 Wyndham Championship where he carded a T-3 finish.
Anthony Kim is making his fourth career appearance at the Valero Texas Open with his best finish coming back in 2006 where he carded a T-2 finish behind Eric Axley. Kim has just 1 top 10 in his first 10 starts of the 2011 season ranking 57th in the FedExCup standings.
- ShotLink notes provided by Alex Turnbull

STORYLINES FOR FRIDAY: • Broom handle putter in hand, Adam Scott is puttint himself in position to defend his Texas Open title. • Charley Hoffman had a scare in the air early this week, but is firmly grounded now and one shot off the lead. • Former Texas Longhorn Jhonattan Vegas opened with a 4-under 68 at TPC San Antonio.