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Walker takes control at Pebble, leads by 6

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Poor weather continued to plague the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Saturday, as high winds forced a stoppage in play that lasted more than two hours. Once play resumed, though, one of the hottest players in the game took control of the event. Here's how things look heading into Sunday as Jimmy Walker holds a six-shot lead:

Leaderboard: Jimmy Walker (-13), Tim Wilkinson (-7), Hunter Mahan (-7), Richard H. Lee (-6), Phil Mickelson (-5), Ryan Palmer (-5), Kevin Na (-5)

What it means: Already with two wins under his belt this season, Walker scored well Saturday at Monterey Peninsula despite difficult conditions. He birdied three of his first seven holes and, after sharing the overnight lead with Jordan Spieth, now heads into Sunday seemingly with one hand on the trophy.

Round of the day: Walker drew the easiest of the three courses Saturday but made the most of his opportunity, carding a 4-under 67 to put a sizeable gap between himself and the field. Walker led by two when play was halted, then increased that advantage to four and finally six shots, as he closed his round with birdies on Nos. 16 and 17.

Best of the rest: Bryce Molder appeared in jeopardy of missing the 54-hole cut heading into Saturday, but after carving up Spyglass Hill for a 3-under 69 he'll now begin the final round inside the top 20. Molder carded five birdies against just two bogeys on a day when scores were unusually high, and now has given him a shot at recording his first top-10 finish of the season.

Biggest disappointment: Spieth already has twice backpedaled over the weekend in 2014, forfeiting 36-hole leads at both Kapalua and Torrey Pines, and again struggled Saturday after holding a share of the overnight lead. The 20-year-old had a tough draw with Pebble Beach in the teeth of the wind, and Spieth struggled with the conditions while playing the front nine in 4-over 40.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: Although there is still plenty of golf to be played, the tournament appears to be Walker's to lose. Should he falter once he gets back over to Pebble Beach on Sunday, the group of contenders closest to him includes Mahan, who is in search of his first win in nearly two years, and Mickelson, who with a victory would tie Mark O'Meara's record of five Pebble titles.

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