Tracker: Haas holds three-shot lead at Riviera

Bill Haas drives on the second tee in the third round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

Bill Haas drives on the second tee in the third round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

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A lot of big names have shown up at the top of the leaderboard at Riviera this week, but it’s defending champion Bill Haas who shot a third-round 7-under 64 to take a three-shot lead into Sunday. Haas hasn’t had a bogey in his last 40 holes.

Webb Simpson, Charl Schwartzel and John Merrick are all tied for second at 9 under. Simpson and Schwartzel shot a 3-under 68, while Merrick shot a 1-under 70 on Moving Day.

Second-round co-leader, Fredrik Jacobson is in a tie for fifth with Luke Donald at 8 under.

Other of big names within distance at the top are Hunter Mahan and Sergio Garcia at 6 under (T-9).

Phil Mickelson, who looked like he would make a move after birdieing his first hole, finished with a 1-over 72 on Saturday, and now sits at 3 under (T-17).

We followed the action all day with our Round 3 tracker. See how it unfolded right here:

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Update No. 34: 6:29 p.m. EST

Sang-Moon Bae did not finish well at Riviera today. He double bogeyed No. 17 and finished at 5-over 76.

John Merrick bogeyed the last and finished in a tie for second at 9 under with Simpson and Schwartzel.

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Update No. 33: 6:12 p.m. EST

Fredrik Jacobson gave a shot back at the 17th. He now is T-5 at 8 under with one hole to play.

Luke Donald and Charl Schwartzel have completed their rounds for the day. Donald parred the 18th, and finished at 8 under with Jacobson. And Schwartzel birdied No. 18 and has moved up into the group that is in a tie for third at 9 under with Webb Simpson.

John Merrick birdied No. 17 to get within two shots of leader Bill Haas.

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Update No. 32: 5:51 p.m. EST

Luke Donald comes up short for his birdie attempt at the par-5 17th.

Webb Simpson finishes up with a round of 3-under 68 when he tapped in his par putt on 18.

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Update No. 31: 5:44 p.m. EST

Fredrik Jacobson's 10 foot birdie putt comes up short and he remains at 9 under through 16 holes.

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Update No. 30: 5:37 p.m. EST

His 9-iron from 160-yards, Bill Haas put it to 8 feet on No. 18, where had a look at another birdie, but he missed his birdie putt and will settle for a par and finish with a 7-under 64.

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Update No. 29: 5:28 p.m. EST

After a bogey at No. 15, Schwartzel bounces back with a birdie at the tough pin-placed par-3 16th. His six footer for birdie brings him back to 8 under par. Luke Donald, playing partners with Schwartzel, also sneaks in a birdie putt. He also goes to 8 under and is tied for fourth with Schwartzel and Webb Simpson.

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Update No. 28: 5:18 p.m. EST

Bill Haas, out of the bunker, it almost went in for eagle at No. 17. He has tapped in for birdie and goes to 12 under for the tournament and 7 under for the day heading to the last hole.

Charl Schwartzel tried to save par on 15, but hits it past the hole about 4 feet. He drops to 7 under for the tournament.

Phil Mickelson, finishing up his round, makes bogey on the last after eight consecutive pars on the back nine. He finishes the day at 1 over par 72 and 3 under for the tournament at the end of Day 3 in a tie for 18th.

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Update No. 27: 5:09 p.m. EST

Josh Teater finishes Round 3 with a bogey and drops to 7 under for the tournament. He shot 3-under 68 on Moving Day and good for a tie for sixth.

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Update No. 26: 4:59 p.m. EST

John Merrick saves par at No. 13 after hitting his tee shot in the trees where Luke Donald sent his. Sang-Moon Bae also saved par at 13, and is 2 over for the day. And Fredrik Jacobson has a nice two-putt par from the left side of the green at No. 13.

Bill Haas misses his birdie putt at 16 as it darts left at the end. He keeps his two-shot lead.

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Update No. 25: 4:52 p.m. EST

From 152 yards on No. 16, leader Bills Haas will have about 15 feet for birdie on the last par 3 of the day.

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Update No. 24: 4:45 p.m. EST

Wow. . . What a golf shot by Luke Donald. From the trees on the right in the rough, Donald took a rescue club through the trees to hook his ball onto the green within two feet of the hole. He made his tap in birdie. Donald is back to even par on the day and at 7 under for the tournament through 13.

A good chip shot from Bill Haas, too. Haas hits it to pin high and will have an easy tap in to save his par on No. 15.

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Update No. 23: 4:40 p.m. EST

Sang-Moon Bae hit his second shot from the fairway into the greenside rough. He lands his third shot just on the green, but it has some spin on it and rolls 15 feet past the hole. Bae can not save par as he pulls his putt and drops to 7 under.

Fredrik Jacobson has a 25 footer from off the green for birdie, and it falls just short for birdie. He remains at 9 under.

The third member of this group, John Merrick can not convert on his short birdie attempt on No. 12. He is still tied with playing partner Jacobson for second.

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Update No. 22: 4:30 p.m. EST

Bill Haas just misses his chip shot from the back of the green on No. 14. He was trying to make that one as he had a good lie from the rough. He tapped in his par putt and remains at 11 under, two shots ahead of the field.

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Update No. 21: 4:22 p.m. EST

After a beautiful bunker shot from the greenside bunker, Sergio Garcia can not save par on No. 14 and makes his first bogey of the day.

Fredrik Jacobson taps in his birdie putt on No. 11 and moves into a tie for second with third round playing partner John Merrick. Merrick made his second eagle of his round at the 11th from a long ways away.

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Update No. 20: 4:10 p.m. EST

Bill Haas goes 34 holes without a bogey after saving par with an up and down on No. 12 to maintain his lead.

Charl Schwartzel gets another birdie at the par-5 11th and manages his way into a five-way tie for T-2 at 8 under par. Still three shots back of Haas.

Luke Donald buries back-to-back birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 to get back to even par on the day. He is T-7.

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Update No. 19: 4 p.m. EST

Sang-Moon Bae, a Round 2 co-leader with Fredrik Jacobson, had dropped to 7 under before making a tap in birdie at No. 10. Bae gets back to 8 under (T-2) with Webb Simpson and Josh Teater.

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Update No. 18: 3:49 p.m. EST

Another birdie on No. 11 for Bill Haas as he extends his lead to three shots. He is 6 under on the day through 11 holes.

Sergio Garcia with a nifty little shot into the green on No. 12. It landed right of the hole, but had some nice left spin on it and rolled to an inch within the cup. He has a tapped in birdie to get to 7 under for the tournament.

Schwartzel bogeys the short par-4 10th after sending his tee shot into the back greenside bunker. He is now in a five-way tie at 7 under.

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Update No. 17: 3:40 p.m. EST

Haas is still leading by two at 10 under, but players are starting to make moves. Tied with Garcia at 6 under is now Adam Scott and Lee Westwood. Scott makes his third birdie of the day and Westwood gets back to even par on the day.

Webb Simpson made a hard left-to-right birdie putt at No. 10 to get to 8 under. That is a tie for second with Schwartzel.

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Update No. 16: 3:33 p.m. EST

Sergio Garcia drops in a very long eagle putt on No. 11. Garcia started the day with 10 straight pars. He is now in eighth at 6 under, four shots back of Haas.

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Update No. 15: 3:24 p.m. EST

Sole possession of the lead goes to Bill Haas on the short par-4 10th to take a two shot lead over Charl Schwartzel. Haas was just in front of the green on No. 10 and chipped in for eagle.

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Update No. 14: 3:12 p.m. EST

Still a three-way tie. . . But Bae has bogeyed Nos. 6 and 7 to drop to 7 under and Bill Haas birdies the par-4 ninth to get to 8 under with Schwartzel and Merrick. Josh Teater is one shot back, too, at 7 under for the tournament and 3 under on the day through 10 holes.

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Update No. 13: 3:01 p.m. EST

A three-way lead at the top of the leaderboard. Schwartzel, Merrick and Bae are at 8-under, while defending champion Haas was tied for the lead, but made a bogey at No. 8 and dropped his into a three-way tie for fourth with Simpson and John Rollins at 7 under.

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Update No. 12: 2:31 p.m. EST

Jacobson ends up lipping out for bogey and doubles the fifth dropping his back to 7 under. Bae is your leader for the moment at 9-under-par.

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Update No. 11: 2:26 p.m. EST

Tough break for Jacobson. His tee shot on No. 5 went through the fairway and landed in the rough on a down-slope. As he was trying to look for his ball, he found other multiple golf balls laying in the rough. Although he did find his own ball, he took a swing and actually missed. He has now taken an unplayable lie and is playing from the fairway. He hit the green with his fourth shot, but is far away for a bogey putt.

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Update No. 10: 2:18 p.m. EST

Charl Schwartzel ran in his second birdie putt of the day and is now one-shot back of the leaders at 8 under.

Mickelson makes the first birdie of the day at No. 8 today and takes his tournament total to 4 under and even par on the day.

Webb Simpson had a unique look at birdie when he had to take his ball sideways. But it was a nice two-putt nonetheless to save par.

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Update No. 9: 2:11 p.m. EST

Bae never gave his par putt a chance at the par-3 fourth. He's walking before it even stops. He taps in for bogey and drops into a tie for the lead with Fredrik Jacobson. Both at 9 under, where they started the day. John Merrick makes his first par of the day on No. 4.

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Update No. 8: 2:05 p.m. EST

Defending champ Bill Haas is four shots back of the leader. At 6-under-par for the tournament, Haas remains at 1 under on the day after missing a good look at birdie on the par-3 sixth.

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Update No. 7: 1:57 p.m. EST

The group of Bae, Jacobson and Merrick all miss their lengthy birdie putts at No. 3. Merrick misses his par putt and taps in for bogey to drop back to even par on the day (8 under tournament total). Bae and Jacobson both make their par putts to stay at 10 under and 9 under, respectively.

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Update No. 6: 1:49 p.m. EST

Mickelson fails to save par at the par-3 sixth after coming up short on his tee shot. His par putt was a downhill right to left breaker, and he was walking before the ball even got to the hole. He is now 1 over on the day and 3 under for the tournament, seven shots back of leader Sang-Moon Bae.

Webb Simpson making things look easy today. He is 2 under through four holes as he saved par at No. 4. Simpson is two shots back of Bae.

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Update No. 5: 1:41 p.m. EST

Merrick misses a 15 footer at No. 2 to stay at the top of the leaderboard with Bae. He makes a bogey and drops to 9 under. Bae saves his 8 footer for par as he puts it right in the middle of the hole.

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Update No. 4: 1:25 p.m. EST

Bae drops his 15 foot birdie putt in the bottom of the hole and John Merrick makes his eagle putt to tie with Bae at the top of the leaderboard at 10 under. Jacobson misses his birdie putt; it was on the same line as Bae's.

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Update No. 3: 1:17 p.m. EST

John Rollins birdied No. 1 and is now tied for the lead at 9 under with Sang-Moon Bae and Fredrik Jacobson. Bae is in the fairway on No. 1 and sends his second shot a little left of the flag and will have an awkward third shot. Jacobson will have the same third shot as Bae. They will both have to go over a mound in the green and some fringe to get the ball to the hole.

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Update No. 2: 1:10 p.m. EST

Phil Mickelson takes a 4-iron off the par-3 fourth and came up a little short of the hole. 2012 Disney champion Charlie Beljian takes too much club, lands it hole high and it rolls off the back of the green into the rough. Same club as Mickelson for Ernie Els, but takes more of an aggressive line and it hits the green and rolls off the back.

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Update No. 1: 1 p.m. EST

All players have teed off for Round 3 at the Northern Trust Open. It's moving day at Riviera CC and there are some big names are at the top of the leaderboard. Can someone other than Sang-Moon Bae or Fredrik Jacobson lead at the end of the day? Josh Teater has made an early move and is 2 under through three with an eagle at No. 1. He is T-6.

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Round 2 coverage

5 THINGS: Luke Donald may not be the World No. 1 anymore, but he's only concerned with improving his game. So far in his 2013 PGA Tour debut, Donald is two shots back of the lead heading into the weekend at Riviera. Story.

TIED ON TOP: Sang-Moon Bae and Fredrik Jacobson posted impressive, albeit surprising, 6-under 65s to vault to the top of the leaderboard at Riviera. Story.

TRACKER: The star-studded field at Riviera didn't disappoint on Thursday, with Matt Kuchar atop the leaderboard. But it was Sang-Moon Bae and Fredrik Jacobson who stole the show Friday, taking a share of the lead entering the weekend. See how it all unfolded!

• • •

Round 1 coverage

TRACKER: In what has been an incredible start to the 2013 PGA Tour season - Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker have all won in the first six weeks - the stars will really get going this week at the Northern Trust Open, which was as good as advertised Thursday. How it happened.

5 THINGS: Sergio Garcia fired a 6-under 65 in his 2013 PGA Tour debut. here are 5 Things you ened to know from Thursday's first round at the North Trust Open. Story.

NOT DONE: Brandt Jobe has overcome injury after injury during the course of his PGA Tour career. He shot 5-under 66 Thursday in just his third round on Tour since surgery last summer to repair two nerve blocks in his neck. Story.

• • •

Pre-tournament coverage

TEE TIMES: A look at the first-round tee times at the Northern Trust Open. Pairings.

STARS COME OUT: Three of the past four major winners, plus the season debuts of Luke Donald, Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell put a spotlight on the Northern Trust Open. 5 Things.

WHICH LEFTY WILL SHOW UP? Phil Mickelson has had a bit of a Jekyll-and-Hyde existence the last two weeks. He nearly shot a 59 at Phoenix, cruising to a four-shot victory. Then he went to Pebble, where he barely made the cut. Which Mickelson will show up this week? Story.

OUT FOR 2013: Spencer Levin says he probably won’t be playing golf again until next season. The silver lining? With the PGA Tour’s new year-round schedule configuration, the start to the 2014 season is only eight months away. Story.

PREDICTIONS: There will be plenty of familiar faces making their 2013 PGA Tour debut this week at the Northern Trust Open. Two of them also make the cut with our panel of experts - with Luke Donald and Charl Schwartzel both registering as overall favorites. Tip Sheet.

CLEAR CONSCIENCE: Blayne Barber might not be one of the 25 marquee players teeing it up at Northern Trust Open, but after his self-disqualification at Q-School, he is simply ready to show off his game on golf's biggest stage. Commentary.

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