Jeff Overton and Joost Luiten were at 2-under 142 going into Saturday. Overton shot 83 and Luiten shot 82, and both were on their way out of town. Also gone was Rickie Fowler, who had a 78, and Jonas Blixt, a runner-up at the Masters. He shot 77.

No. 1 chase

Even after a sluggish start, the race for No. 1 in the world is alive and well Sunday at The Players.

Adam Scott needed a birdie on the ninth hole Friday just to make the cut. He shot 69 on Saturday to move into a tie for 28th. Scott, depending on what the others do, could replace Tiger Woods atop the world ranking with at least a two-way tie for 16th.

Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar were tied for 13th, seven shots out of the lead.

Stenson would need to finish in a two-way tie for sixth or better. Watson has to finish alone in second. Kuchar would have to win.

Kuchar is the only player entered in the Byron Nelson Championship next week.