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Renner tied for fifth in AT&T Pebble Beach 02-08-2014
Jim Renner
Jim Renner turned in an even-par 38-34=72 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and finds himself in a tie for fifth at 5-under 210. Renner took on Spyglass Hill Golf Course on Saturday, squaring three bogeys without a birdie over his first 10 holes. Fortunately for him, he woke up and birdied the 12th, 14th and 15th holes before parring in. After missing each of his first four cuts to start the year, his final 18 holes could be huge for setting the table for the rest of his season. He will be subject to the next reshuffle in two weeks, barring a win before then, so the higher he finishes the better on many fronts.
Darkness halts Pebble; 7:30 a.m. PT restart 02-08-2014
Kyle Stanley
The third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has been suspended due to darkness at 5:43 p.m. PT, and action will resume Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m.

PGA TOUR Media via Twitter
The wind delay of two hours and 19 minutes earlier on Saturday prevented everyone from wrapping up their third round. Kyle Stanley was one of the last players to sneak 18 holes in before the horn sounded, and his even-par 215 tally appears safe for a final-round tee time. The top 60 and ties will make the playing cut, and even-par is currently good for a share of 53rd. Those finishing outside the top 60, but inside the top 70 and ties, will be tagged with a MDF and granted official money and FedExCup points. The plan is for the final round to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Walker running away with AT&T; leads by six 02-08-2014
Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker torched Monterey Peninsula Country Club for a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has pulled away with a six-stroke lead, at 13-under 202, with one round to play. While the blustery conditions proved difficult for everyone else, Walker signed for the lowest round of the day at the time of his posting. His five birdies were only slowed by a bogey at the par-4 fifth hole, serving as his only blemish for the tournament. Statistically, the only that stands out about his performance through 54 holes is how badly he's driven the ball in terms of accuracy. He's found just 53.66 percent of his fairways. With two wins already under his belt in 2013-14, his heat entering this week surpasses that of Brandt Snedeker's in 2013, when he won this event after back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Farmers Insurance Open and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Should Walker close the deal, he would be closing in on a coveted Ryder Cup berth.
R. Palmer fighting for a Pebble Beach top 10 02-08-2014
Ryan Palmer
Ryan Palmer carved out an even-par 36-36=72 on Pebble Beach Golf Links in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. With the wind blowing, that round was an accomplishment. He opened his day on the 10th hole with a birdie, but more than gave it back with a double bogey on the par-3 12th. He squared his round with a second birdie at the par-5 14th, then traded two birdies for two bogeys on the back nine. All three of his birdie putts were from inside of four feet, with the fourth birdie a chip-in on the 10th. He heads into the final round at 5-under 210.
D. Johnson shines at Pebble Beach with a 70 02-08-2014
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson felt right at home on Pebble Beach Golf Links, spinning a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and improving to 4-under 211 for the week. Given the windy conditions, his 2-under 70 is among the class of the portion of the field that played Pebble on Saturday. His record in this event and at this specific venue is excellent, so perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that he made a move in the third round. He only found 10 GIR, but cashed in birdies on four of them and chipped in on a fifth. While he is likely a little too far back to contend for the title, he is well positioned for a top 10.
McCarron cards seven 5s and two 7s at MPCC 02-08-2014
Scott McCarron
Scott McCarron blew up for a 12-over-par 41-42=83 in his third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course. His scorecard was as ugly as the score suggests. It included five bogeys, three doubles and a triple. Overall, he penciled in seven 5s and a pair of 7s -- consecutively, in fact, at holes 12 and 13 -- before collecting two late birdies for posterity. McCarron is 15-over 230 and will miss the cut. It's his second MC in as many chances this season. He now has nine starts on his Non-exempt Medical Extension to earn $631,304 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Spyglass Hill serves up two eagles for Perez 02-08-2014
Pat Perez
Pat Perez signed for a colorful 1-under-par 38-33=71 on Spyglass Hill in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Perez picked up not one, but two eagles on the afternoon. The first was a conventional three on the par-5 seventh, but the second came at the short par-4 17th. He managed his lone birdie on the par-3 15th. It seems likely that he was a fan of the weather delay due to high winds, as he suffered four bogeys on his outward nine. Given that he three top-11 finishes in the 2014 calendar year, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that he's inside the top 10 with 18 to play.
Mahan joins the AT&T Pebble Beach co-lead 02-08-2014
Hunter Mahan
Hunter Mahan patiently posted a 1-over-par 36-36=72 at Monterey Peninsula in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, joining Tim Wilkinson in the clubhouse lead at 7-under 208. Mahan narrowly missed some early birdie putts early, settling for pars on his seven holes. He then swallowed bogeys on the eighth, ninth and 13th holes, finding himself in a free fall. He stopped the bleeding with a birdie on the par-3 14th, then added a second circle on the card with a birdie at the par-5 16th before parring in. It seems likely he will be several strokes behind Jimmy Walker when the dust settles, but Mahan's late birdies has him primed to contend for the win in the final round.
Na rebounds for 70; rocky start at Monterey 02-08-2014
Kevin Na
Kevin Na suffered four bogeys on his first five holes in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but ended up with a 1-under-par 39-31=70. The was a weather delay for wind during the third round, and perhaps nobody benefited from the suspension more than Na. After swallowing four consecutive bogeys, beginning with the 11th hole, he played his remaining 13 holes in blemish-free 5-under. That included a birdie to end his day at the par-3 ninth. He finds himself at 5-under 210 entering Sunday's final round.
B. Adams holds serve with 72 at Pebble Beach 02-08-2014
Blake Adams
Blake Adams battled the wind for an even-par 37-35=72 on Pebble Beach Golf Links in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Adams picked up an early birdie on the par-5 second, but swallowed a double bogey on the par-3 seventh when the wind was at the worst. He didn't find another par until the par-4 15th, trading four birdies for three bogeys over that seven-hole span. He managed 12 GIR and picked up just over a stroke on the field with the flat stick. He reached the 54-hole mark at 5-under 210.
Blanks now 0-for-4 in return to the PGA TOUR 02-08-2014
Kris Blanks
Kris Blanks shot 12-over-par 72-78-77=227 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and will miss the cut. Blanks totaled just 28 greens in regulation over his 54 holes and dropped in only three birdies. He went 0-for-10 in par-breaker opportunities on the host course today. He's now failed to cash in all four of his starts this season. Today's MC leaves him with 13 starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Levin can't avoid the big numbers at the AT&T 02-08-2014
Spencer Levin
At 6-over-par 76-74-71=221, Spencer Levin will miss the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. While his scores improved, he put himself behind the eight ball early. Levin converted only one birdie in each of the first two rounds despite racking up 11 and 12 greens in regulation, respectively. And even though he circled five birdies at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course today, he swallowed seven bogeys and three doubles overall. His second missed cut in nine starts this season leaves him with 19 starts on his Major Medical Extension to earn $354,423 or 156.5 FedExCup points and retain status. Look for him again at next week's Northern Trust Open where he's 2-for-2 with a T12 in 2011.
Goydos 0-for-12 in third round; misses cut 02-08-2014
Paul Goydos
Paul Goydos completed 54 holes of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 3-over-par 72-70-76=218 and will miss the cut. He hit 12 greens in regulation on the host course today but failed to record a par breaker, all the while squaring four bogeys. He fanned on six tries inside 10 feet and signed his card with a strokes gained-putting split south of -3.400. Now just 2-for-8 on the season, he'll head to the Northern Trust Open with 11 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $567,525 and retain status.
Wilkinson reaches 7-under; leads at Pebble 02-08-2014
Tim Wilkinson
Tim Wilkinson fired a 2-under-par 33-36=69 on Monterey Peninsula in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and takes over the clubhouse lead at 7-under 208. Looking for his first win, Wilkinson started quickly with three birdies to one bogey on his first six holes. It would be a grind from there, as he added a bogey on the par-3 ninth but ended his day with a birdie at the par-4 18th. His strength this week as been his ability to find the putting surface with approaches, landing 41 of 54 GIR. His success this week is a bit unexpected, as he'd missed the cut in each of his two starts following a T46 at the Sony Open. His previous best PGA TOUR finish was a T2 at the 2008 Valero Texas Open.
M. Thompson's 72 on Pebble better than most 02-08-2014
Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson fought for an even-par 35-37=72 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and enters the finale at 4-under 211. Conditions were brutal on Saturday, and none of the courses were impacted more than Pebble Beach Golf Links. Thompson circled four birdies and squared two bogeys and a double bogey on his first 13 holes before scratching out pars on the final five. He was accurate off the tee to the tune of 12 (of 14) fairways, but could only find eight GIR. The putter bailed him out, gaining well over two strokes on the field for the afternoon.
Molder cards impressive 69 at Spyglass Hill 02-08-2014
Bryce Molder
Bryce Molder's third-round 3-under-par 34-35=69 at Spyglass Hill in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was one of the best on a windy day. Of the three courses used in the rotation, Spyglass is the one most shielded from the elements, but that doesn't make his 69 any less impressive. He bagged five birdies and squared two bogeys on an afternoon that included a weather delay for high winds. He missed just three fairways and found 13 GIR. He enters the finale at 3-under 212.
Mickelson bogey-free on Spyglass; atop AT&T 02-08-2014
Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson spun a 1-under-par 36-35=71 on Spyglass Hill in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, reaching the 54-hole mark at 5-under 210. Slow and steady won the race for Lefty on a blustery day, opening on the 10th hole and recording pars on his first nine holes. He would do his damage with birdies on the par-5 first and par-4 second holes before suffering his only bogey of the day at the par-4 ninth. Given the questions surrounding his balky back, this performance is nearly a best-case scenario for any gamer that dared to invest.
R.H. Lee posts early third-round lead at AT&T 02-08-2014
Jon Bevan
Richard H. Lee managed an even-par 36-36=72 at Spyglass Hill in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and is the first man in the clubhouse at 6-under 209. Lee's round matched three birdies with three bogeys, now giving him 12 birdies to six bogeys for the tournament. There was some doubt as to if anyone would actually post a score on Saturday, as a wind delay halted action for two hours and 19 minutes. Though just in his third year on TOUR, this has become a beacon of light for the Washington state resident. He tied for 15th as a rookie in 2012, then posted a T12 last year.
AT&T play halted at 11:11 p.m. PT due to wind 02-08-2014
Trevor Immelman
The third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has been suspended due to high wind at 11:11 p.m. PT.

PGA TOUR Media via Twitter
While there were only a couple of holes that were actually unplayable at the time the horn sounded, all at Pebble Beach Golf Links, a suspension of play at one course means a suspension at all three. The tipping point came on the green at the par-4 fourth at Pebble Beach, when Trevor Immelman's ball would not stay in place on the putting surface. After attempts to water the greens to slow it down just enough to continue proved unsuccessful, there was no other choice but to halt play. Players have been taken off the course, rather than held in place. We will provide an update as to when play can resume.
Baird withdraws from the AT&T after 36 holes 02-08-2014
Briny Baird
Briny Baird withdrew from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am before today's third round.

PGATOUR.com
He was scheduled to go off the 10th tee at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course at 8:44 a.m. PT. At 10-over 81-73=154 through 36 holes, he may have needed to go sub-60 today just to survive the 54-hole cut. Instead, we'll monitor his commitment to next week's Northern Trust Open. If an explanation is released for today's decision, we will relay it to you.