After a third round which didn't yield many low numbers, we have a very close race heading into the final round of the 2014 Players Championship on Sunday.
Martin Kaymer continues to play very wel at TPC Sawgrass, but he's not without competition.
Remember Jordan Spieth? You should.
At just 20 years old, Spieth lit it up at the Masters this year, holding strong throughout the tournament to finish in a share of second place.
Well, he's doing it again in another prestigious tournament.
Spieth enters Sunday tied with Kaymer at 12 under and the two will comprise Sunday's final pairing.
Here's a look at the tournament's current leaderboard:
Neither Kaymer or Spieth went low on Saturday, but they didn't need too. Finishing the day with a 72 and 71, respectively, each hold a three-stroke lead over the remainder of the field.
Kaymer notched two birdies and two bogeys in Round 3 to shoot even par on the day. A beautiful up and down from a bunker at the par-five ninth hole was one of the highlights of his day:
Spieth, on the other hand, didn't record a single bogey on Day 3. In fact, his scorecard hasn't had one single blemish through 54 holes. PGA Tour's Twitter account noted the feat:
Here's Spieth's dramatic par-saving putt on the 18th hole:
A couple of savvy veterans remain well in the hunt entering the tournament's final round.
John Senden and Sergio Garcia are tied at third position.
Senden was a big mover on Saturday, notching a four-under 68. His eagle on the par-five ninth hole was a big cause for his low number—it was also a thing of beauty.
Take a look:
Garcia put up a 69 on the day despite his continued roller-coaster play. On Saturday, Garcia posted three bogeys and six birdies to finish at three under—nine under for the tournament.
He's been wildly inconsistent thus far, recording eight bogeys and 17 birdies throughout the tournament; however, it seems to be working for him, as he's only three strokes off the pace.
Rounding out the top 10 is Matt Jones, George McNeill, Gary Woodland, Francesco Molinari, David Hearn and Lee Westwood.
Jones commented on his round and the course's conditions after the day concluded:
Jones seems to think being four strokes off the lead puts him in a good position entering Sunday—he's right.
Plenty of players remain in contention which will surely provide us with an exciting and dramatic conclusion to this year's Players Championship. Stay tuned.
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