Tracker: Crane still leads in Memphis; play halted again

Phil Mickelson during his second round Saturday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

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Inclement weather left its mark again Saturday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Players were able to complete the second round despite a one-hour fog delay to begin the day, but more thunderstorms rolled in Saturday evening, suspending play with leader Ben Crane (13 under) through just six holes of his third round.

Here's how it all unfolded Saturday in Memphis:

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Update #16: 8:26 p.m. ET

Play has been suspended for the day. Third-round action will resume at 7 a.m. local time Sunday.

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Update #15: 7:57 p.m. ET

For the fifth time this tournament, play has been suspended due to weather conditions. We'll keep you posted, but with a little more than an hour left of daylight, it looks like a good portion of the third round will have to be completed Sunday morning. The PGA Tour already announced that players will not be re-paired for the final round.

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Update #14: 7:40 p.m. ET

Chesson Hadley, who needs a good finish in Memphis to crack the top 60 in the OWGR and get into the U.S. Open, is currently T-17 at 4 under. He's even par through 10 holes today.

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Update #13: 7 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson is still 5 under as he's now made five straight pars to begin his third round. Mickelson carded two straight under-par rounds to begin this tournament, just the second time he's done that all season.

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Update #12: 6:10 p.m. ET

Ben Crane begins his third round by making a 19-foot birdie putt at the first hole. He's now 13 under and leads by five shots.

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Update #11: 5:39 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson pars the par-4 first hole to begin his third round. He's 5 under overall, seven shots back of leader Ben Crane, who tees off in 10 minutes.

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Update #10: 3:20 p.m. ET

Before the third round begins in less than an hour, here is a look back on Phil Mickelson's second round from earlier today.

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Update #9: 3:13 p.m. ET

The cut will fall at even par with 71 players making it into this afternoon's third round. John Senden, David Toms and defending champ Harris English were among those just missing the cut at 1 over.

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Update #8: 2:40 p.m. ET

Two-time U.S. Open champ Retief Goosen made four birdies in his first six holes en route to a second straight 4-under 66. He's tied for second with Camilo Villegas at 8 under, four shots back of leader Ben Crane.

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Update #7: 1:48 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson will enter this afternoon's third round at 5 under after he just wrapped up a second-round 2-under 68. Mickelson began Round 2 bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie, then added back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14-15, each coming on 9-foot putts.

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Update #6: 1:30 p.m. ET

An update from Graeme McDowell on the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic via Twitter:

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Update #5: 12:58 p.m. ET

As players try to finish up the second round, look at at Ben Crane highlights from his second round, which he finished up on Friday:

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Update #4: 12:11 p.m. ET

After making his PGA Tour debut at the Byron Nelson Championship in May as an amateur, Scottie Scheffler earned another exemption into the FexEx St. Jude Classic. Though it looks like the 17-year-old will not make the cut after rounds of 71-76 at TPC Southwind.

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Update #3: 11:46 a.m. ET

With four birdies in his last five holes -- plus a bogey -- Retief Goosen has jumped into a tie for second place with Peter Malnati at 7 under for the tournament. He is 3 under in his second round.

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Update #2: 11:11 a.m. ET

Peter Malnati, a 2009 Missouri graduate, is in solo second after starting his round with back-to-back birdies at TPC Southwind. The 26-year-old, who will celebrate his birthday on June 14, has made three cuts in 11 events this season. He has one professional victory to his name (2013, News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot on the Web.com Tour).

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Update #1: 10:11 a.m. ET

After an hour fog delay this morning, the second round is underway. Most of Friday was suspended due to weather, but not before Ben Crane was able to take a six-shot lead over the field.

Full story from our Brentley Romine here.

Notables on the course this morning finishing their second rounds: Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey and Lee Westwood.

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Friday coverage

Putting powers Crane to 6-shot lead before play halted in Memphis

Ben Crane fired a second-round 5-under 65 Friday to move to 12 under and take a six-shot lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic before play was suspended for the day because of inclement weather.

Hadley, others still trying to earn U.S. Open berths in Memphis

Chesson Hadley is among a handful of players still trying to earn U.S. Open berths via the OWGR top 60 this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

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Thursday coverage

5 Things: Crane takes Memphis lead; Mickelson fires 67; more

As darkness set in Thursday evening in Memphis, Ben Crane rolled home a 27-foot birdie putt at the par-4 18th to card an opening-round, 7-under 63 and take the clubhouse lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Baby and BBQ: Reed sets priorities with return at Memphis

For Patrick Reed, the impending birth of his daughter shifted his focus from top 5 in the world to being No. 1 dad in the world.

Impossible to keep Mickelson, Pinehurst out of mind

There aren’t many golf stories that, as they say, are too big to write. But we could have one if Phil Mickelson were to win the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, even as World No. 1 Adam Scott might be the favorite.

Expert picks: D. Johnson tops Memphis list

Dustin Johnson is the man to beat at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., on the PGA Tour, if our experts are to be believed. Here's a look at more of our senior writers' picks for the week to come at TPC Southwind

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