The Starter: Round 3, Valero Texas Open

April 15, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching
Tee time Players  
1:12 p.m. ET
No. 1
Brendan Steele, Adam Scott
Steele, the 2010 Nationwide Tour Championship winner, gets to take on this tough course with the man who mastered it when it debuted last year.
1:21 p.m. ET
No. 1
Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell
Hoffman was 4 under on his last eight holes Thursday to move into the seven-way tie atop the leaderboard.
1:29 p.m. ET
No. 1
Kevin Sutherland, Brandt Snedeker
Sutherland tied Rich Beem for the best second round of all the leaders with a 2-under 71 on Friday.
1:38 p.m. ET
No. 1
Rich Beem, Geoff Ogilvy
These two vastly different personalities will be the last to tee off in a parade of golfers tied at 3 under.
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The third round of the Valero Texas Open is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action beginning at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. local time) with CBS taking over coverage at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. local time).

Round 2 weather forecast
Temp: 88 high/53 low
Sunny with winds around 15 mph.
Player notes
Here are some of the players you'll see on the CBS's coverage of Saturday's third round
Beem made his first cut since the 2010 Shell Houston Open (T73). After the 2010 Shell Houston Open, he missed the next six months after surgery on a bulging disc in his neck. Beem returned last October and missed the cut at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and Childrens Miracle Network Classic. He started 2011 by missing his first six cuts of the season.
This is Sutherlands third second-round lead/co-lead on TOUR. His last was in 2004 at THE PLAYERS Championship. He has held eight first-round leads/co-leads, two second-round leads/co-leads and three third-round leads/co-leads on TOUR, but has not converted any into victory. He finished second each of the three times he has held the third-round lead/co-lead.
Coming into this week Snedeker had only made four of nine cuts, but he has finished inside the top 25 each of the four and in the top 10 three times. He has had four previous second-round leads/co-leads. His best finish was third at the 2007 Buick Invitational.

STORYLINES FOR SATURDAY: • If the wind is blowing again Saturday, look for another very difficult scoring day at TPC San Antonio. • Not only did Rich Beem make his first cut of 2011 this week, he's one of seven tied for the lead. • Defending champion Adam Scott grinded through his second round and is just one shot back.