British Open Leaderboard 2013: Day 4 Real-Time Updates for All Leaders
With three rounds in the books at the Open Championship from Muirfield Golf Links in Scotland, there is still no resolution in sight. Things were jumbled to start Saturday's third round as there were plenty of players within a few shots of contention, and that remains true as the fourth and final round commences.
Conditions appear to have gotten more difficult as it was quite windy during the third round, so Sunday's round will certainly be interesting. Strange weather conditions tend to be a great equalizer in major tournaments, so anyone within striking distance truly has a shot to hoist the famed Claret Jug.
Check back here throughout the day to see the live updating leaderboard. Until the leaders take the course, however, here is what you can expect on Sunday from a few of the golfers who are in contention.
Where: Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland
When: Sunday, July 21
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Real-Time Leaderboard Updates: The Open
Players to Watch
It seems like an eternity since Tiger Woods last won a major as he outlasted Rocco Mediate in a playoff at the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods has gone through plenty in his personal and professional life since then, but he finds himself in position to win his 15th career major, which would bring him to within three of the record held by Jack Nicklaus. Ending his drought certainly won't be easy, but Tiger obviously has the skill set necessary to do it.
Not only will Woods have to deal with the other golfers who are vying for the Claret Jug, but he'll also have to contend with less-than-ideal conditions. Nevertheless, nothing can possibly be worse than the monsoon-like weather that struck Muirfield back in 2002, so expect Tiger to be prepared. If anything, Woods may have to overcome himself in order to win. Perhaps his recent failures will be in the back of his mind, but a vintage Tiger performance would erase all the pain of the past five years.
Which contender is most likely to win the 2013 Open Championship?
Woods may feel like five years is a long time to go without winning a major, but Lee Westwood has yet to win one at all despite being 40 years of age and having won 39 tournaments as a professional. Westwood also happens to consistently be one of the best golfers in the world, so it's actually pretty amazing that he has yet to break through at a major. Westwood has been very close on several occasions, though, as he has a top-three finish at every major on tour.
While those finishes have been great for his bank account, they haven't exactly helped his confidence. The perception is that Westwood simply can't finish in the big moments. Perhaps that is somewhat unfair, but it will continue to be said until he ultimately wins one. Westwood has a great chance to make it happen at Muirfield, but he will have to outplay many of the world's top golfers in order to come out on top.
Angel Cabrera's name doesn't come up much over the course of the year, but when it does, there's a good chance that it's at a major. "The Duck" is a two-time major champion as he has Masters and U.S. Open triumphs under his belt already. If the 43-year-old Argentinian is able to pull out an Open Championship win as well, then perhaps it will be time to start talking about him as an all-time great. Cabrera fell just short at the Masters as he lost to Adam Scott in a playoff, but he's aiming to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Cabrera is a very steady player who doesn't seem to be affected by pressure. There aren't many golfers that can be said about, so Cabrera is truly special. If he is able to win on Sunday against the quality of players that he'll be going up against, then he'll certainly have a place in golf history. Cabrera has already accomplished a lot in his career, but winning the Open Championship has to be at the top of his list now.
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