Tracker: Walker builds 6-shot lead at Pebble Beach

Jimmy Walker during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth entered the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tied for the lead.

But while Walker carded a 4-under 67 at Monterey Peninsula to take a six-shot lead at 13 under, Spieth was 5 over through 15 holes, 4 under overall, before darkness suspended play.

There was a two-and-a-half-hour delay due to heavy winds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, which is where Spieth played his third round and where the final round will be played Sunday.

Hunter Mahan and Tim Wilkinson are tied for second at 7 under while Phil Mickelson is 5 under.

We followed the action all day long. Here's how it all unfolded:

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Update No. 26: 8:43 p.m. EST

Play has been suspended due to darkness. The third round will resume at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Update No. 25: 8:38 p.m. EST

Jimmy Walker pars his final hole to wrap up a 4-under 67. He's 13 under entering Sunday.

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Update No. 24: 8:19 p.m. EST

Jimmy Walker could very well finish his third round. He's on the 18th at Monterey Peninsula now after making birdie at the 17th. That birdie moved him to 13 under overall, six shots clear of the field.

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Update No. 23: 8:14 p.m. EST

Jimmy Walker birdies Monterey Peninsula's par-5 16th hole to move to 12 under. He's got two more holes left and not much time before they halt play due to darkness.

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Update No. 22: 7:52 p.m. EST

Tim Wilkinson of New Zealand is in the clubhouse at 7 under while Hunter Mahan is 7 under with two holes to play. They are both tied for second and four shots off of Jimmy Walker's lead. With about 40 minutes left before play will likely be halted due to darkness, Walker is 11 under and through 14 holes.

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Update No. 21: 7:34 p.m. EST

The projected cut is even par with 68 players currently safe. Here is a list of notables below the cut line as of right now:

  • Kiradech Aphibarnrat, 1 over (F)
  • Justin Thomas, 2 over (F)
  • John Peterson, 3 over (thru 11)
  • Brandt Snedeker, 8 over (thru 12)
  • Max Homa, 8 over (thru 12)

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Update No. 20: 7:10 p.m. EST

Phil Mickelson made two birdies and one bogey as part of his third-round 1-under 71 at Spyglass Hill. That lone bogey, though, came at his final hole of the day, the par-4 ninth. Mickelson is 5 under overall, six shots back of leader Jimmy Walker at the moment.

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Update No. 19: 6:48 p.m. EST

A double-bogey 6 at the ninth at Pebble Beach means Jordan Spieth will make the turn at 4 over on his round. He's dropped to 5 under overall, six shots back of leader Jimmy Walker.

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Update No. 18: 6:14 p.m. EST

Want a candidate for shot of the day? Well, above is a video of Graeme McDowell's tee shot at the par-3 fifth hole at Pebble Beach. The 2010 U.S. Open champ stuck it to 2 feet and made birdie, but as of right now, he's below the projected cut line.

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Update No. 17: 6:04 p.m. EST

The top 60 and ties after the third round will make the cut. Currently, the projected cut is even par. Among those below the cut line are Graeme McDowell (1 over) and Brandt Snedeker (4 over).

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Update No. 16: 5:46 p.m. EST

Jordan Spieth drops another shot with a bogey at the par-5 sixth at Pebble Beach. He's now 8 under, three shots back of leader Jimmy Walker and two shots up on a group of six guys who are tied for third at 6 under – one of those six players is Phil Mickelson.

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Update No. 15: 5:32 p.m. EST

Peyton Manning is considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He can play a little golf, too. Watch the above video to see Manning's 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 14th hole at Spyglass Hill.

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Update No. 14: 5:26 p.m. EST

Jimmy Walker (11 under) has stretched his lead back to two shots with a birdie at Monterey Peninsula's eighth hole. Meanwhile, on the same course, Hunter Mahan is 2 over through nine holes and has dropped to 6 under overall.

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Update No. 13: 5:01 p.m. EST

Phil Mickelson is 2 under through 12 holes today at Spyglass Hill, and he's moved into a share of fifth at 6 under, four shots back of Jimmy Walker (10 under). Also, Jordan Spieth just birdied Pebble Beach's fourth hole to move to 9 under.

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Update No. 12: 4:29 p.m. EST

Play is back underway as the horn just sounded. Click here to read Jim McCabe's story on how the high winds took control.

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Update No. 11: 3:26 p.m. EST

Play will resume at 1:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. EST). Even if there is no other delay, the players are unlikely to finish the third round today.

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

Play has been suspended due to high winds at Pebble Beach Golf Links. If play is halted at one course, it must be halted at all courses.

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Update No. 9: 2:05 p.m. EST

A bogey at the par-4 fifth at Monterey Peninsula drops Jimmy Walker back to 10 under, but he still leads by two shots.

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Update No. 8: 1:55 p.m. EST

Jimmy Walker's birdie at the fourth hole at Monterey Peninsula moves him to 11 under. He now leads by three shots over Hunter Mahan and Jordan Spieth, who just missed a short birdie putt at the par-5 second at Pebble Beach.

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Update No. 7: 1:39 p.m. EST

For those who say quarterbacks can't play golf, take a look at the above video of Tom Brady making eagle at the par-5 second at Pebble Beach.

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Update No. 6: 1:20 p.m. EST

Jordan Spieth bogeys the opening hole at Pebble Beach, the par-4 first, after missing the green with his approach shot, running his chip 6 feet by and then missing the par save. Spieth is now 8 under along with Hunter Mahan, two shots back of leader Jimmy Walker.

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Update No. 5: 1:15 p.m. EST

Jimmy Walker birdies the par-4 second hole at Monterey Peninsula to move to 10 under. He now leads outright as he chases his third PGA Tour victory of the season.

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Update No. 4: 1:03 p.m. EST

Richard H. Lee hasn't had a top 10 on the PGA Tour since last year's RBC Heritage. Lee is tied for fourth right now after a birdie at Spyglass Hill's seventh hole moved him to 7 under overall.

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Update No. 3: 12:42 p.m. EST

Hunter Mahan has two pars on the front nine to begin his third round at Monterey Peninsula. Mahan is 8 under for the tournament, a shot back of Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth. Walker is on the first hole at Monterey right now while Spieth will tee off at Pebble Beach in about 10 minutes.

For a recap of how Walker and Spieth took the lead after Friday's second round, see the above video.

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Update No. 2: 12:33 p.m. EST

Tim Wilkinson of New Zealand is now just two shots off the lead after starting 2 under through three holes at Monterey Peninsula. He has missed four of six cuts this season on the PGA Tour, but he does have a T-10 showing at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

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Update No. 1: 11:50 a.m. EST

Play is underway at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Here are a few players making early runs up the leaderboard:

  • Steven Bowditch, T-4, 7 under, 2 under through 3 holes (Spyglass)
  • Dicky Pride, T-6, 6 under, 1 under through 1 hole (Spyglass)
  • Patrick Reed, T-8, 5 under, 1 under through 2 holes (Pebble)
  • Michael Thompson, T-8, 5 under, 1 under through 2 holes (Pebble)

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Friday's Tour coverage

• 5 Things: Spieth, Walker move to lead

According to the weatherman, Friday was supposed to be the better weather day than Thursday. It wasn’t. All three courses played over par, with Pebble Beach playing the hardest. But even with the high scores, some played well.

• 'Humming' wind packs punch in second round

Robert Garrigus stood on the first tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links and took stock of the calm. “Perfect,” he said, nodding his approval at the lack of wind and the relative warmth halfway through his second round. Little did Garrigus know how quickly that would change – and how dramatically more difficult things would become.

• Tour Tracker: J. Spieth, J. Walker share Pebble lead

JImmy Walker, a two-time PGA Tour winner this season, shot 69 at Spyglass Hill – while Jordan Spieth, looking for his first win since last year's John Deere Classic, shot 67 at Monterey Peninsula-South.

A. Scott, J. Rose commit to Palmer Invitational

Five of this week's top six OWGR players will head to Bay Hill for the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational, with the tournament announcing that reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and reigning Masters champion Adam Scott have committed to the field.

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Thursday's Tour coverage

5 Things: A. Loupe leads at Pebble Beach; D. Johnson lurks; more

With Mother Nature causing havoc in the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am, Andrew Loupe bested the field with a stunning 63 and leads by two shots over some veterans and a couple of young guys. Sitting at 6 under and two shots back are Jimmy Walker, Stuart Appleby, Jim Renner, Scott Gardner and Richard H. Lee. Here are 5 Things to know.

Career comeback? No, S. Appleby just 'trying to improve'

He stops short of calling it a comeback and it’s not like he’s “rebuilding” his career. More accurate to say that “I’m trying to improve upon the things I’ve done well in my career,” said Stuart Appleby. And while it’s been a distinguished one – what with nine PGA Tour victories and nearly $28 million in career earnings – the 42-year-old Aussie thinks there’s more left.

Rain creates long, wet walks in Pebble Beach

Normally, cold, wind, and rain wouldn’t register as news in these parts – and especially so during this famed pro-am – but in this dry, warm winter of 2013-14, it is headline stuff. In the throes of a drought that has lasted months, the rain is seen as much-needed – and to heck with any inconvenience brought upon the PGA Tour.

Tour Tracker: A. Loupe leads Pebble Beach Pro-Am

After a week of rowdiness in the desert at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the PGA Tour found an old foe in rain at Pebble Beach – where golfing celebrities on hand for the AT&T Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am saw Andrew Loupe move to the top of the first-round leaderboard with an 8-under 63.

With the first round suspended because of darkness, Loupe leads five players by two shots.

T. Woods says he'll skip Match Play, add Honda Classic.

Tiger Woods announced via his website Thursday that his next three tournaments are set – with the Honda Classic near his Jupiter, Fla., home among three "Florida Swing" events he'll play. The WGC-Accenture Match Play, meanwhile, is out.

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Pre-tournament coverage

McDowells cherish special opportunity at Pebble Beach

Graeme McDowell will make his return to Pebble Beach this week for the first time since his 2010 U.S. Open victory, and he'll share the experience with his father.

J. Spieth embraces learning process on PGA Tour

Jordan Spieth has set the golf world on fire over the past year, but the 20-year-old knows he has plenty to learn if he is going to continue to win on the world's biggest stage – the PGA Tour.

Aphibarnrat, other vying for Match Play spots at Pebble Beach

Among the unique sights on the range Tuesday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was Kiradech Aphibarnrat, the big guy with the big smile from Thailand, who is among those trying this week to secure a Match Play spot.

Expert picks at Pebble Beach include H. Mahan, D. Johnson

This week's field has plenty of big names – Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan to name a few. That left our panel of experts going in a few different directions when determining a favorite.

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