The Starter: Round 3, John Deere Classic

July 08, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching
Tee time Players  
1:22 p.m. ET
No. 1
Mark Wilson, Brendon de Jonge
Both players are at 10 under and well within striking distance of leader Chez Reavie, who is 14 under.
1:31 p.m. ET
No. 1
Steve Stricker, Jhonattan Vegas
Stricker, a two-time champ here, and the rookie Vegas have both shown they can go low at TPC Deere Run.
1:40 p.m. ET
No. 1
Chez Reavie, Steve Marino
Reavie leads after his second 62 of the season. Marino has four career runner-ups but never a victory.
MORE ROUND 3: Tee Times | TOUR REPORT: John Deere news, notes

The third round of the John Deere Classic is set to begin. CBS will televise live action from 3 to 6 p.m ET.

WHAT TO WATCH IN ROUND 3:FedExCup Race: Mark Wilson enters the weekend at 10 under, four shots behind leader Chez Reavie at TPC Deere Run. A victory this week would allow him to return to the top of the FedExCup standings. Projections

Round 3 weather forecast
Mostly sunny
Temp: 87 high/69 low
Mostly sunner winds around 10 mph and a chance of late evening storms.
Here are some of the players you'll see during Saturday's coverage on CBS:
Reavies two round total of 128 is his career-best after 36-holes on TOUR. He had a 129 at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open, which is his only win on TOUR. Reavie has held two previous second-round leads/co-leads on TOUR. He finished 72nd at the 2004 Michelin Championship after holding the second round co-lead and he won the 2008 RBC Canadian Open after holding the outright lead after two rounds.
Two-time defending champion Steve Stricker is trying to become just the ninth different player to win a PGA TOUR event three straight years since World War II. Stricker is looking for his third straight multiple-win season on TOUR. He is currently the only golfer to have multiple wins in both 2009 and 2010.
Marinos 130 after two rounds is his best 36-hole score on TOUR. His previous best of 131 was done twice, first at the 2008 Children Miracle Network Classic (T3) and at the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (T4). In search of his first PGA TOUR win in his 136th career start, Marino has finished in the top-25 in four of his last six starts on TOUR.

The Future is Now: Prior to its golf coverage Saturday, CBS will air a special on the PGA TOUR's new generation of stars featuring Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Nick Watney and more. Tune in to CBS Saturday at 2 p.m. ET to watch PGA TOUR 2011: The Future is Now presented by Mercedes-Benz. Preview