Phil Mickelson is aiming for his second straight PGA Tour victory in California in as many weeks in the 2012 Northern Trust Open. After his 5-under 66 earned him sole possession of the lead after the first round on Thursday, he's well on his way to contending on Sunday.
Mickelson will begin his second round with Kyle Stanley and Brandt Snedeker on the back nine of the Riviera Country Club course. Hunter Mahan and J.B. Holmes, both one shot behind Mickelson, will go off Friday morning in consecutive groups that begin on the front nine.
Here are some of the most important tee times and pairings for Friday's second round. All times are Eastern, and you can catch TV coverage of the 2012 Northern Trust Open on The Golf Channel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or watch the event via the PGA Tour's free live online stream.
Riviera Country Club Tee #1
10:06 a.m.: J.B. Holmes, Chris DiMarco, Tommy Gainey
10:16 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Geoff Ogilvy, Vijay Singh
3:12 p.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Justin Rose, Bill Haas
Riviera Country Club Tee #10
10:27 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Kyle Stanley, Brandt Snedeker
10:48 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, Derek Lamely, Y.E. Yang