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February 12, 2011

What to Watch For: Sunday at Pebble Beach

Marino Nervous Nellies
With only three PGA Tour winners in the top 10, Sunday at Pebble Beach will serve as a serious gut check for several players near the lead. None more than Steve Marino, who had a four-shot lead to start the day but watched it fall to one stroke after shooting a 1-over 71 at Monterey Peninsula.

After taking a whopping 33 putts on Saturday, Marino needs his putter to heat up in the final round. Fortunately he's not playing Monterey again. The entire field plays Pebble on Sunday, where Marino shot a 6-under 66 on Friday.

Jimmy Walker, who's tied for second with Bryce Molder, had much better luck at Monterey. Walker fired a tidy 7-under 63. It's always tough to follow up a crazy-low round, so it will be interesting to see if Walker can keep a hot putter going on Pebble's fast greens.

But the guy to look out for is Alex Cejka. He's yet to win on the PGA Tour, but Cejka has won 11 times around the world. Sitting only three shots off the lead, Cejka has the advantage of trying to post a low number early and add more pressure to the players behind him.

Pros and Joes
It really could be a "Cinderella Story" for Bill Murray on Sunday. Murray and playing partner D.A. Points are only one stroke behind Bryce Molder and Harry You in the Pebble pro-am. Despite all of Murray's antics on the course, he and Points have combined to shoot rounds of 59-65-62. So will Murray tone down his act if they're still in the hunt on the back nine? It will be fun to watch.

(Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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