McGladrey Classic 2012: Golfers Who Will Contend for Title on Sunday

Ryan DavenportContributor IOctober 19, 2012

SEA ISLAND, GA - OCTOBER 18:  Jim Furyk plays a shot on the 17th hole during the first round of The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island's Seaside Course on October 18, 2012 in Sea Island, Georgia.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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With the first two days of this year's edition of the McGladrey Classic in the books, there are a number of big-name golfers in contention to take home the title on Sunday.

At the top of the leaderboard, there are eight players within three shots of the lead, and at this stage, no one has separated himself from the pack.

As we head into the third day of the tournament, here's a look at who will be playing with a shot at the trophy on Sunday.

Jim Furyk

Though Jim Furyk sits one shot behind Arjun Atwal for the lead through two rounds, the chances of Atwal shooting a seven-under again seem overwhelmingly slim.

Furyk, on the other hand, has been consistent through the first two rounds, as he shot a 66 yesterday and a 65 today.

Still searching for his first win of the season, Furyk, if he continues to play this well through the weekend, will be very difficult to beat.

Davis Love III

Tied for second with Furyk after two rounds, Davis Love III is in good shape heading into Saturday's action, and the world No. 148 has a great opportunity to take home his first title of the season this weekend.   

As the chairman of the event, Love is one of the tournament's biggest stars, and he'll have the crowd on his side this weekend.

After shooting a nine-under through two rounds, Love has put himself in prime position to go toe to toe with Furyk on Sunday, which would be a treat for those in attendance.

Vijay Singh

Undoubtedly the most prominent name in the field, Singh had a great first round at four-under but stumbled to 68 on Friday, which put him tied for 14th going into the weekend. 

Singh will bounce back on Saturday, and if he can play even as well as he did during his first round, he'll put himself right back into the thick of things going into Sunday.

With just two birdies on the day during round No. 3, Singh will be better over the weekend and will be in contention up until the 18th hole.