Mark Wilson, who has already won twice on the PGA Tour this season, is tied for 75th place at 9 over with two holes remaining. That’s the polite way of saying he’s tied for last among the players who made the cut. The good news: At least he’ll still get a check.
Stuart Appleby shot a 4-under 31 on the front nine to move into a tie for fifth place at 8 under. Appleby birdied the first three holes, suffered a bogey on the long par-3 fourth and then added birdies on Nos. 7 and 9.
If you’re at Riviera on Sunday, check out the Taylor Made demos at the driving range. Provided you don’t spray one over the fence to the right and into the 11th fairway, you should be good. It’s a chance to hit balls where the pros do before their rounds and check out the new R11 drivers and fairway woods with the white top and black face.
Fred Couples birdies the first three holes at Riviera, including a chip-in on No. 2, to regain the lead at 12 under. Aaron Baddeley is a stroke back, with Vijay Singh in third at 10 under. Kevin Na bogeyed two of the first four holes to drop back into a tie for fifth at 8 under.
Kevin Na, who enters the final round one stroke back, nearly hit his tee shot on No. 1 out of bounds, put his second into the bunker in front of the green and then nearly holed his sand shot for an eagle.