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Memorial Tournament 2013 Leaderboard: Elite Players with Outside Shot at Victory

DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 01:  Bubba Watson  hits his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 1, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Steven CookFeatured Columnist IVJune 2, 2013

After three days of action at the 2013 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, there are still plenty of household names in the mix with a shot at victory on Sunday. 

While Tiger Woods played his way well out of contention with his worst nine-hole performance in his professional career according to CNN, other stars were shooting up the leaderboard and making for what should be must-see television for Sunday's final round. 

Matt Kuchar enjoys a two-stroke lead at the PGA Tour event, but don't expect him to be comfortable with that Sunday morning as a slew of elite players are right behind him. 

Here's a look at the leaderboard after Saturday's action. For the full list of players, head over to PGA.com.

Pos. Player Scores Total
1 Matt Kuchar
68-70-70 -8
T2 Kevin Chappell
71-71-68
-6
T2 
Kyle Stanley
67-70-73 -6
T4 Justin Rose
70-70-71
-5
T4 Matt Jones
69-72-70
-5
T4 
Bill Haas
68-67-76
-5 
T7 J.J. Henry
72-72-68 -4
T7 Adam Scott
73-70-69 -4 
T7 Charl Schwartzel
65-71-76
-4 
T7 Scott Piercy
66-75-71

-4

Let's take a look at the most well-known players who still have a shot to pull out victory on Sunday. 

 

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson struggled mightily during Moving Day on Saturday, posting a three-over round of 75. Despite his struggles, he still sits very much in contention at three-under. 

Watson finished out a rain-delayed Round 2 early on Saturday, which he finished with a 67. Though, perhaps the fatigue from those extra holes wore on him as he picked up four bogeys and one double bogey on Day 3. 

Fortunately for Watson, his insane play earlier in the week is more than enough to erase his Saturday woes. He's just five shots off the lead and three shots of every golfer not named Matt Kuchar. 

Inconsistency has been the story of Watson's career ever since his 2012 Masters victory, but he'd prove that to be false with a win on Sunday at Muirfield.

 

Adam Scott

Speaking of Masters champions, the defending champ has his sights set on his next victory on the PGA Tour and sits in a great position. 

The 32-year-old Scott is tied for seventh at four-under, after posting a 69 on Saturday. He's improved his round every day so far in Dublin, and if he does so again on Sunday, he'll likely climb the leaderboard enough for victory.

Even though it wouldn't nearly live up to his Masters victory, Scott could use a win at Memorial this weekend to put himself on the map even more as an elite golfer.

There's a difference between winning a major and being a perennial threat for any tournament, and that's where Scott is on the fence. That's why a victory for Scott on Sunday would be huge. 

 

Justin Rose

Being at the top of the leaderboard late in a tournament isn't uncommon for Justin Rose, and he finds himself with a great shot at victory again at five-under and three shots back of Kuchar.

The South African golfer has finished under par in each of his three rounds, with a 70 on both Thursday and Friday before notching a 71 on Saturday.

The 32-year-old has been around professional golf since 1998, and he certainly knows how to close out wins with four career victories on the PGA Tour and five in the European Tour. He's also finished in the top five in each of the four majors. 

Rose is just three shots back, and a few early birdies could put him in the driver's seat on Sunday in Dublin. 

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