British Open 2013 Leaderboard: Top Day 4 Storylines and Live Updates

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIJuly 21, 2013

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20:  Tiger Woods of the United States reacts as he walks off the 18th after finishing the third round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 20, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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On the final day of the 2013 Open Championship, there are several branching storylines. All of the most pertinent ones are centered around the potential winner. With just four shots separating eight men, the finish could be fantastic.

Here is a real-time leaderboard for the tournament:

All eight men have had a different path, and winning would represent a unique landmark in each of their careers. If we delve deep enough, there is a compelling story for each of them, but these are the four angles we'll likely be discussing as play at Muirfield comes to a close.

Tiger Chasing the 15th Major Title

It has been five years since Woods won a major, but this has to be his best shot since he last came out on top in one of the sport's big events. He's just two shots behind Lee Westwood and in perfect position to end his majors drought.

Tiger hasn't had a truly strong day at Muirfield in this tournament, but Sunday could be the day that he separates himself from the pack.

There isn't a better time to come through.

Westwood Chasing His First

Despite having reached the No. 1 world ranking in 2010, Westwood has never won a major. In October 2010, he knocked Tiger off his perch. Can he deny Woods again by holding on to his lead at Muirfield?

He is one of just two men who has shot two rounds under par in the tournament. Brandt Snedeker is the other, but his two rounds of two-under 69 sandwiched an eight-over 79. 

Westwood has been remarkably steady, but can he hold on with Woods and others in hot pursuit?

The Man No One is Talking About

Most of the attention is obviously on Woods and 54-hole leader Westwood. However, Hunter Mahan is also just two strokes behind Westwood.

If Mahan uses the lack of media attention to motivate him, he could ruin the party for both Westwood and Woods.

He was in a similar position heading into the final day of the Masters, but he fell apart. Can Mahan come up bigger at Muirfield than he did at Ardmore?

Looking For His Second Major of the Year

Adam Scott already won the Masters this year and he's just three shots behind Westwood.

If he can climb the leaderboard and win, he'd become the first man to win two majors in the same year since Padraig Harrington won the Open Championship and PGA Championship in 2008.

Can Scott slide in and capture a historic win of his own?

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