PGA Championship 2013 Schedule: Day 3 Start Time, TV Coverage and Live Stream
So much for the year's final major being the toughest.
Heading into the 2013 PGA Championship, the prevailing storyline was how difficult Oak Hill Country Club would play for the world's best this week. In practice rounds the roughs were deep and near-impossible to fight through, and the greens far faster as course officials tried sending Stimpmeter scores through the roof.
Well, that hasn't exactly happened.
Thanks to some well-timed rain that softened the course considerably, the Pittsford, N.Y. layout has played right into players' hands through 36 holes. A whopping 27 players sit under par prior to Saturday's third round—a figure nine times that of the combined total from the Open Championship and U.S. Open.
Leading the charge is Jason Dufner, who holds a two-stroke lead on the field at nine-under. Dufner holds that lead thanks to his course-record 63 on Friday, which broke a record previously held by Curtis Strange, Ben Hogan and Webb Simpson by one stroke.
Simpson had tied the record earlier Friday, indicating just how favorably this course has played thus far.
Jason Dufner (-9) sets a new course record at Oak Hill and ties the major championship record with a 63 on Friday at the #PGAChamp— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 9, 2013
That said, anything can happen at major championships. Course officials are undoubtedly a little tweaked with the world's best making Oak Hill look like your average weekly mid-tier event. So don't be surprised if you see the difficulty ratcheted up a little bit Saturday.
Remember, the last time Oak Hill hosted the PGA Championship only three players finished Sunday under-par.
With action getting underway for Round 3, let's check in on everything you need to know about the day's action, making special note of how and when you can watch the day's events.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 10
When: First tee at 8:25 a.m. TV/Stream coverage begins at 11 a.m.
Where: Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y.
TV: TNT (11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET), CBS (2:00-7:00 p.m. ET)
Stream: PGA.com for both Marquee Groups and Par 3 coverage (11 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET)
Round 3 Tee Times
|8:25 a.m.||Matt Jones|
|8:35 a.m.||Stephen Gallacher||Scott Stallings|
|8:45 a.m.||Dustin Johnson||Rafael Cabrera-Bello|
|8:55 a.m.||Ryan Palmer||Ben Curtis|
|9:05 a.m.||Gary Woodland||Tommy Gainey|
|9:15 a.m.||John Merrick||DA Points|
|9:25 a.m.||Brandt Snedeker||Harris English|
|9:35 a.m.||Ken Duke||Danny Willett|
|9:45 a.m.||Kevin Streelman||Brooks Koepka|
|9:55 a.m.||David Hearn||JJ Henry|
|10:05 a.m.||Luke Guthrie||Josh Teater|
|10:15 a.m.||Brendon de Junge||John Senden|
|10:25 a.m.||Vijay Singh||Phil Mickelson|
|10:45 a.m.||Scott Jamieson||Darren Clarke|
|10:55 a.m.||Thorbjorn Olesen||KJ Choi|
|11:05 a.m.||Keegan Bradley||Tiger Woods|
|11:15 a.m.||Shane Lowry||Peter Hanson|
|11:25 a.m.||Ian Poulter||Mark Warren|
|11:35 a.m.||Boo Weekley||Thongchai Jaidee|
|11:45 a.m.||David Toms||Matteo Manassero|
|11:55 a.m.||Marc Leishman||Hideki Matsuyama|
|12:05 p.m.||Ryan Moore||Chris Kirk|
|12:15 p.m.||Francesco Molinari||Rory McIlroy|
|12:25 p.m.||Tim Clark||Miguel Angel Jimenez|
|12:35 p.m||Graeme McDowell||Ryo Ishikawa|
|12:45 p.m.||Paul Casey||Michael Thompson|
|12:55 p.m.||Zach Johnson||Kiradech Aphibarnrat|
|1:05 p.m.||Jonas Blixt||Lee Westwood|
|1:25 p.m.||Bill Haas||David Lynn|
|1:35 p.m.||Hunter Mahan||Rickie Fowler|
|1:45 p.m.||Scott Piercy||Jason Day|
|1:55 p.m.||Sergio Garcia||Roberto Castro|
|2:05 p.m.||Charley Hoffman||Marcus Fraser|
|2:15 p.m.||Webb Simpson||Martin Kaymer|
|2:25 p.m.||Robert Garrigus||Steve Striker|
|2:35 p.m.||Justin Rose||Henrik Stenson|
|2:45 p.m.||Matt Kuchar||Jim Furyk|
|2:55 p.m.||Jason Dufer||Adam Scott|
Final Group Breakdown
Jason Dufner (-9)
It's hard to have a much better round at a major championship than Dufner did Friday. Not only did he set the course record and all that jazz, it was clear from the outset that Oak Hill was smiling down upon the 36-year-old Cleveland native.
Standing on the fairway of the par-four second, Dufner hit what looked to be your average loft, looking to play the sloped green down toward the front cup. Only Dufner's approach didn't stop rolling once it got five or so feet away. The crowd at Oak Hill watched in amazement as the ball seemingly had a magnetic connection to the cup, coming back and circling around the edge to drop in for eagle.
From then on, everyone on hand was Dufnering in amazement. He then parlayed the momentum from No. 2 into birdies on the par-five fourth and the par-four fifth, before parring the remainder of his front-nine to take the turn at 31.
His beautiful tee shot on the 11th set up a third birdie of the day, and he added two more to go into No. 18 with 62—a potential major-championship record—staring him in the face.
With a solid approach, Dufner sat about 20 feet away for birdie. In one of the few disappointments of his day, he missed and tapped in for 63. After the round, he admitted that nerves may have gotten the best of him, per the PGA Tour's official Twitter feed:
Dufner on putt for 62: "I showed a little bit of nerves there, leaving it short. ... It kind of plays with your mind a little bit." #PGATOUR— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 9, 2013
The matter of nerves at a major championship is something Dufner knows well. This is the third straight year he's held a 36-hold lead at a major, having been tied at the 2011 PGA and 2012 Masters. He imploded down the stretch last year at Augusta to finish in a tie for 24th, but at least he can glean hope from his near-miss at this event two years ago. Dufner lost in a playoff to Keegan Bradley.
This time, though, he's in command. There are no co-leaders at Oak Hill. A two-stroke lead halfway through an event is nothing even resembling insurmountable, but Dufner has played well enough through both rounds to survive a natural regression to the mean. The Adam Scotts of the world linger, but he's nothing short of the favorite heading into Saturday.
Adam Scott (-7)
Another major, another afternoon of weekend contention for Scott. The 2013 Masters champion has been a constant fixture on major championship leaderboards for the past three years, and this week at Oak Hill is no different.
At different points in this event Scott has looked like the best player in the world. He fired five straight birdies on the front-nine Friday and could have hit the hallowed 64 a day before Dufner broke the mark had it not been for a pesky mistake on the 16th.
That made him one of the co-leaders with Jim Furyk through the first day of action, but what was notable about Scott's second round was that it was a completely different round of golf.
Usually in contention as a bastion of consistency—the king of avoiding costly mistakes—Scott had a Mickelsonian second 18 holes. He had five birdies, which would have put him in position to lead at 10-under were it not for three frustrating bogeys that leave him staring up at Dufner on the leaderboard.
Those mishits came in a myriad of ways, with Scott's noted belly putter failing him on a couple occasions and his ball-striking not being anywhere near top form.
But the nice thing about this—at least for those rooting for Scott—is that he kept the ship afloat. There is nothing wrong with being two strokes behind heading into the weekend at a major championship, one where he's looking to join luminous company.
As pointed out by ESPN's Justin Ray, only one player since 1960 has won the Masters and PGA in the same season—Jack Nicklaus, who achieved the feat twice:
Based on the way he's played this week, it's hard to discount Scott from joining the all-time majors leader on that list. His 11 birdies are tied for the most of any player through the first two rounds, showing an intricate understanding of how and when he should be aggressive on this course.
It's been said that Scott was a player who, once he got one major championship, it could start a streak.
Well, after finishing tied for third at the Open Championship, perhaps this will be the time he gets to No. 2.
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