Shell Houston Open 2012: Preview, Tee Times, & More for Saturday

Daniel ZhuContributor IMarch 30, 2012

HUMBLE, TX - MARCH 29:  Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Shell Houston Open at Redstone Golf Club tournament course on March 29, 2012 in Humble, Texas.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The Shell Houston Open is ready to dive straight into the weekend, and with Phil Mickelson and other top players in contention, this ought to be another thriller.

Players at the Shell Houston Open will be given one last chance to fine tune their game before descending upon Augusta National next week.

Brian Davis and Louis Oosthuizen are leading the pack at 11-under-par. Davis shot stellar rounds of 68 and 65, while Oosthuizen fired 67 and 66 for the first two rounds.

Phil Mickelson is at nine-under-par after two consistent rounds of 67 and 70. Lefty is only two shots back and tied for fourth. A strong finish here at the Houston Open will leave Mickelson on a high note heading to Augusta next week.

Tommy Gainey, Greg Owen, J.B. Holmes, and James Driscoll are all prowling at nine-under, and have a shot at victory.

Let's take a quick look at the current leaderboard heading into Saturday's round:

T-1Brian Davis-11
T-1Louis Oosthuizen-11
3Jeff Maggart-10
T-4Tommy Gainey-9
T-4Greg Owen-9
T-4Phil Mickelson-9
T-4J.B. Holmes-9
T-4James Driscoll-9
T-9John Huh-8

For more information on tournament standings go to:

Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round:

Redstone GC Tournament Course Tee #1
11:45 amPalmer, Ryande Jonge, BrendonOgilvie, Joe
11:54 amMcDowell, GraemeCrane, BenWagner, Johnson
12:03 pmGlover, LucasOverton, JeffBiershenk, Tommy
12:12 pmHerman, JimTringale, CameronEls, Ernie
12:21 pmWestwood, LeeStricker, SteveFowler, Rickie
12:30 pmHaas, HunterCompton, ErikBjorn, Thomas
12:39 pmPerez, PatLee, DannyAdams, Blake
12:48 pmReifers, KyleEnglish, HarrisMoore, Ryan
12:57 pmJobe, BrandtSenden, JohnStenson, Henrik
1:06 pmMahan, HunterTaylor, VaughnWeekley, Boo
1:15 pmCampbell, ChadCauley, BudBradley, Keegan
1:24 pmCabrera, AngelHuh, JohnBlixt, Jonas
1:33 pmMickelson, PhilHolmes, J.B.Pettersson, Carl
1:42 pmDriscoll, JamesGainey, TommyOwen, Greg
1:51 pmMaggert, JeffDavis, BrianOosthuizen, Louis
Redstone GC Tournament Course Tee #10
11:45 amAllenby, RobertCouples, FredMolder, Bryce
11:54 amLunde, BillCastro, RobertoMallinger, John
12:03 pmUresti, OmarPiercy, ScottYang, Y.E.
12:12 pmLeishman, MarcGreen, NathanBarnes, Ricky
12:21 pmLovemark, JamieWheatcroft, SteveBohn, Jason
12:30 pmBlanks, KrisSummerhays, DanielAnderson, Mark
12:39 pmO'Hair, SeanLeonard, JustinBeckman, Cameron
12:48 pmMayfair, BillyHerron, TimStadler, Kevin
12:57 pmWalker, JimmyMatteson, TroyWaldorf, Duffy
1:06 pmGoggin, MathewStanley, KyleHoffman, Charley
1:15 pmHarrington, PadraigPampling, RodKnost, Colt
1:24 pmMcGirt, WilliamPotter, Jr., TedStefani, Shawn
1:33 pmDiMarco, ChrisMicheel, ShaunMerrick, John
1:42 pmStroud, ChrisVegas, JhonattanClaxton, Will
1:51 pmKelly, TroyHarman, BrianCarballo, Miguel Angel