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British Open 2012: Top Golfers That Have Fallen out of Contention

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British Open 2012: Top Golfers That Have Fallen out of Contention
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Day 3 from Royal Lytham & St Annes has been just as exciting as anticipated and the leaders have started to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Many of the top golfers still playing, however, have fallen out of contention.

Brendt Snedeker has played poorly after two perfect rounds and Adam Scott has capitalized to take the lead. Among those also in contention include Tiger Woods, Thorbjorn Olesen, Zach Johnson and Ernie Els. Aside from those six mentioned, it would be tough to make that big of a run on Sunday to capture the British Open title.

There are only a handful of top-ranked golfers still in the hunt. Here are some that have fallen out of contention on Day 3.

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