British Open 2013 Leaderboard: Updates on Golf's Top Stars on Day 4

Alex Hall@@AlexKHallCorrespondent IIIJuly 21, 2013

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20:  Lee Westwood of England tees off on the 16th during the third round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 20, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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The last day of the 2013 British Open is here and more than a few of golf's biggest names are gunning for the prestigious championship. England's own Lee Westwood currently finds himself atop the leaderboard heading into July 21 with others right behind.

Let's take a look at the live updated leaderboard, followed by the biggest storylines for the golfers currently in the hunt to take home this year's British Open Championship.


Live Updated Leaderboard


Stars to Watch on Day 4

Lee Westwood

Westwood enters the final day of play at three-under par and at 210 total over three rounds of play. He finds himself two strokes ahead of Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan, who are tied for second place at 212 apiece. 

The Englishman's best finish at the British Open came in 2010 when he finished in second place. If Westwood hopes to best his 2010 performance, he'll need to post a round better than he did on Day 3.

While he did finish one-under par for the round, Westwood had four bogeys along with three birdies and an eagle. That's not exactly a bad round of play, but finishing the last hole at two-under par would do wonders for his title chances.

At the very least, Westwood should finish this tournament among the top three.


Tiger Woods

One of the biggest reasons Westwood needs to bring his best set of clubs for the final round is the fact Woods is chasing him.

Tiger has won The Open Championship three times in his historic career, but his last first-place finish came in 2006. It's been awhile since Woods has won this tournament and don't think he isn't hungry for another major. Woods talked a bit about his standing heading into the final day, telling's Bob Harig:

I'm looking forward to the challenge of it. I've been in this position before in the past five years, and I've been in the hunt. And I'm in it again. Hopefully tomorrow I can play well and win the tournament.

Woods has not won a major since 2008, when he won the U.S. Open, but he has a real chance to end that drought across the pond. He still has to distance himself from Westwood and Mahan, but it wouldn't surprise many if Tiger did just that in the final round.


Adam Scott

Another name floating around the top of the leaderboard is none other than 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott. He sits in fourth place behind Westwood, Woods and Mahan heading into the final day at 213.

Just last year, Scott led the field at The Open Championship after 71 holes had been played. The native Australian finished the tournament in second place and could just as easily equal or better that result here in 2013.

Obviously, Scott would have preferred to finish last year's British Open with the championship given how close he was to doing so. Scott can make up for that result in this year's final round.

Just three shots behind Westwood in first and one shot out of second place, Scott is in striking distance of both the top two spots.