The third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is expected to get underway at approximately 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, and live television coverage begins shortly after that. The Golf Channel begins coverage of the round at noon and airs the tournament until 1:30 p.m. CBS covers the tournament from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m, expanding on their typical three-hour block because of the loaded field at a WGC event.
The start of the third round had to be pushed back several hours because of the poor weather that is expected to move through the Firestone Country Club area in the early morning. On the plus side, this means that every player in the field will be on the course during the broadcast window. Had they started as originally planned, some players likely would have completed their rounds before the start of live coverage. With a limited 73-man field, and 48 of the top 50 in the world here, almost every pairing has a name player in it.
Tiger Woods has a seven-stroke lead at 13-under after the first two rounds; he shot a 61 on Friday and had a decent shot at a round of 59, and that outstanding performance allowed him to put some breathing room between himself and the rest of the field. He is slated to tee off at about 1:10 p.m and of course, every single shot of his third round will likely be carried by Golf Channel and CBS.