The Starter: Round 3, the Memorial Tournament

June 03, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching
Tee time Players  
1:40 p.m. ET
No. 1
Steve Stricker, Ricky Barnes
Because of his consistency, Stricker will be a tough leader to chase down but Barnes has had successes at Murifield Village in the past.
1:30 a.m. ET
No. 1
Rod Pampling, Jonathan Byrd
Two players who are often quietly in the mix, Byrd won the season opener and has made seven of 11 cuts since then with two more top-10s. Pampling also has two top-10s.
1:20 p.m. ET
No. 1
Rory McIlroy, Aaron Baddeley
Rory McIlroy had 13 birdies this week, but had four bogeys and a double Friday as he stayed at 6 under. Badds enters weekend play after a six-birdie Friday.
1:10 p.m. ET
No. 1
Kevin Stadler, Brandt Jobe
Talk about making the most of an opportunity, Stadler didn't even get into the Memorial field until Nick Watney withdrew just before the opening round.
1 p.m. ET
No. 1
Luke Donald, Ryan Moore
Keep an eye on these two, who start the day four behind Stricker. Both players have played very well at Murifield Village in the past.
MORE ROUND 3: Tee times | ROUND 2: Scores | Wrap-up | TOUR Report notes

The second round of the the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance is set to begin. PGATOUR.COM's LIVE@ coveragewill run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Golf Channel will televise live action beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET with CBS taking over at 3 p.m.

Round 3 weather forecast
Partly cloudy/p.m. storms
Temp: 88 high/66 low
Partly cloudy with winds at 10 mph and a 50 percent chance of late afternoon showers.
ShotLink Player notes
Here are some of the players you'll see on CBS's coverage of Saturday's third round:
Ricky Barnes had his second best career finish on the PGA TOUR at last year's Memorial Tournament when finished T-3rd after rounds of 70-71-62-73. Barnes' third-round 62 was the lowest third round score in tournament history and a personal best on TOUR. Currently 63rd in the FedExCup standings, Barnes is looking to make a nice jump up the standings this week. Should he go onto to win, he could vault up to as high as 17th in the standings.
Pampling was just one of three players without a bogey in Round 2. This is just his third career bogey-free round at the Memorial Tournament. The last time he accomplished this feat here was in opening round in 2008. A large portion of Pamplings success this week can be attributed to his performance around the greens. Of the 14 greens hes missed, hes successfully salvaged par or better a field leading 12 times (leads field in scrambling).
-ShotLink notes provided by Alex Turnbull

KEY ROUND 2 VIDEO: Steve Stricker jumped into the lead with this hole-in-one on No. 8 Friday. Watch • This birdie on No. 11 helped Phil Mickelson to work his way up the leaderboard. Watch • Luke Donald is in position to take over the FedExCup lead because of birdies like this one. Watch