The Starter: Round 2, FedEx St. Jude Classic

June 09, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching
Tee time Players  
8:36 a.m. ET
No. 1
Robert Garrigus, Lee Westwood, Robert Karlsson
Karlsson (-4) had the best start, but Westwood (-1) and Garrigus (E) are far from out of it.
9:21 a.m. ET
No. 1
Jarrod Lyle, David Mathis, Sam Saunders
How will Mathis fare early in the morning after sleeping on his first TOUR lead?
1:36 p.m. ET
No. 1
Keegan Bradley, Brendan Steele, Jhonattan Vegas
Bradley got the upper hand in this Featured Group that includes three rookie winners.
MORE ROUND 2: Tee times | ROUND 1: Scores | Wrap-up | TOUR Report notes

The second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action beginning at 3 p.m. ET .

KEY ROUND 1 VIDEO:David Mathis got things rolling on his second nine Thursday and tied for the lead with this birdie. Watch

Boo Weekley talks about bouncing back from a rough start to his round at TPC Southwind. Watch

Round 2 weather forecast
Partly sunny
Temp: 96 high/74 low
Mostly sunny and warm, with winds around 10 mph.
Player notes
Here are some of the players you'll see on the Golf Channel's coverage of Round 2:
Mathis opening round 65 equals his lowest on the PGA TOUR in 45 career starts. He previously shot 65 on three different occasions in 2009 in the fourth round of the Bob Hope Classic, the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the third round of the Wyndham Championship.
Merricks 66 Thursday equaled his lowest score at TPC Southwind in 10 previous rounds. He previously fired a 66 in the third round in 2009. In three previous starts at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Merrick missed the cut in 2007 and finished T73 and T53 in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Robert Karlsson extended his streak of consecutive rounds in the 60s at TPC Southwind to five with an opening round 66 Thursday. Karlsson is now a combined 13-under in Memphis after carding rounds of 67-66-68-69 in his debut at the FedEx St.Jude Classic in 2010. Karlsson was tied for the lead after 72 holes in 2010, but fell to Lee Westwood (birdie) on the fourth playoff hole.

Chris Couch had the best shot in Round 1 when he pitched in for eagle on No. 16. Watch