Day three is also cut day at the 2013 Humana Challenge. With three days of the full field of players, each golfer will get the opportunity to play each of the three courses, the Palmer, Nicklaus and the course at La Quinta Country Club. After the third round of golf, the professional players that are among top 70 on the leaderboard, including ties for the last position, will make it to the final round on Sunday. With play already in progress for the third round, the projected cut is expected to be around -8 under par.
There are several notable players hanging around the cut line on Saturday. Phil Mickelson was -3 under par after four holes, putting him at -8 under par for the tournament. Mickelson had a slow start on day one after battling flu-like symptoms, but rebounded Friday to shoot a -5 under par 67.
Jeff Maggert is also dangerously close to missing the cut, sitting at -9 under par for the tournament thru 4 holes on Saturday. Maggert came out strong with a first round 65 and, then fell back into the danger zone with an even-par second round 72.
A surprising name that is hanging around the cut line is Russell Henley, who won the Sony Open last week. Henley shot an opening round 64 and a second round 69, which left him at -11 under par after the first two rounds. With both physical and mental fatigue possibly setting in, Henley shot +2 over par after nine on day three and put himself in danger of not making it to Sunday
The rest of Saturday’s round three will certainly be important for the group of players that are hoping to make it to the final round on Sunday.