Teeing off in the late groups on a Sunday is typically a good thing for a player. On a firm, dry and challenging track like Congressional, that may not be as true. The course is already difficult enough, but gets more challenging as it dries out throughout the day. On Saturday that led to some very ugly scores in the afternoon, with the final five groups combining to finish the day 34-over. If there are similar results on Sunday in the final round of the Quicken Loans National, there could be plenty of movement on the leaderboard.
Patrick Reed -- playing for his third victory of the year -- will open the day with a two-stroke lead. He was part of the final five groups on Saturday and while he didn't finish in the red, he was able to card an even-par round of 71. He would join some elite company with a win as it would be the fourth of his career. According to Justin Ray of Golf Channel, the only other players to win four times on the PGA Tour before turning 24 are Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Reed will have to hold off a long list of contenders if he's going to join that list. Twenty players will begin the final round at 1-under or better, including 10 at 3-under or better. That list includes Justin Rose who is three shots off the lead at 3-under.
The late groups won't begin teeing off until well after 1 p.m. ET, with the final pairing of Reed and Seung-yul Noh scheduled to tee off at 2:25 p.m. Viewers will be able to watch most of the key shots as they happen with Golf Channel and CBS combining for more than four hours of coverage. Golf Channel's coverage will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. There will be a 30-minute blackout before CBS picks up coverage at 3 p.m. While the blackout will cause viewers to miss Reed and Noh's opening hole, at least, they won't be far into their rounds with CBS' coverage begins.
In addition to watching on television, viewers will also be able to follow the round live online. There will be online simulcast streams of both broadcasts. Golf Channel's coverage will be available live via a stream from NBC Sports LiveExtra, while the CBS coverage can be watched on a stream from PGATour.com. PGA Tour Radio will provide radio coverage with the broadcast running from noon to 6 p.m.
Final round coverage
1 to 2:30 p.m. -- Golf Channel
3 to 6 p.m. -- CBS
1 to 2:30 p.m. -- Golf Channel/NBC Sports LiveExtra simulcast stream
3 to 6:30 p.m. -- PGATour.com simulcast of CBS coverage
Noon to 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 93/208)