The final round of the The Players Championship is underway in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where 20-year-old prodigy Jordan Spieth is in prime position to claim his second career PGA Tour win.
While the majority of the field has already teed off for Sunday's fourth round, 54-hole co-leaders Spieth and Martin Kaymer, who are each 12 under par through three rounds, will be the last two men to take to the course.
With the final round heating up, here's a look at the updated tournament leaderboard.
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Spieth may be young, but he's shown the poise of a seasoned veteran over the course of the first three rounds, having yet to suffer a single bogey through the first 54 holes.
Co-leader Martin Kaymer talked Spieth's mistake-free play following Saturday's third round, per The Associated Press, via ESPN.com:
"I didn't play with him the first two days, but there were a couple today where you think it's a tough one to save par, and he always pulled it off. If it wasn't a brilliant chip, it was a good putt. So it's very tough to beat those guys that don't make mistakes. ... Seems like he doesn't make many mistakes."
Building on the momentum gained from his impressive performance at the 2014 Masters last month, Spieth came out firing over the first two rounds Thursday and Friday, recording 11 birdies.
And while birdies were tough to come by for Spieth on Saturday, he did a brilliant job to save par on multiple occasions, avoiding a bogey for the third consecutive round to tie Kaymer atop the leaderboard.
ESPN.com's Gene Wojciechowski breaks down Spieth's improbable performance:
He was in the rough. He was under trees. He was next to drainage grates. He barely cleared the water. He left putts short. He powered putts long. He pulled the wrong club on No. 18.
And he's tied for the lead. And he hasn't bogeyed a hole during the entire tournament. In fact, he hasn't registered a bogey in his past 69 holes of play. Is that any good?
Although Spieth has cooled off some, his ability to zero in when it counts and avoid the costly errors will be his biggest strength Sunday. It remains to be seen whether the magnitude of the moment will swallow him up, but if he executes the same game plan he has since Round 1, there's no reason he can't pick up a defining victory at TPC Sawgrass.
After posting a scorching-hot nine-under 63 in Round 1, Germany's Martin Kaymer has come back down to earth, shooting a three-under 69 Friday and an even 72 Saturday.
But although the 29-year-old's lead has been erased, he'll have early birdie opportunities on hole Nos. 6 and 9. He's fared extremely well on those holes through the first three rounds, and if he can continue to thrive Sunday, a mistake-free round could see him claim his third career PGA Tour win.
Plus, there's a good chance that Kaymer could benefit from the buzz surrounding Spieth, per PGA Tour on Twitter:
While Kaymer proved in Round 1 that he's capable of blowing away the field with a strong round, he'll need to draw on his experience and the fact that he's won a major in the past in order to prevail in Sunday's final round.
With the intensity ratcheted up and Kaymer coming off a less-than-stellar third-round performance, he'll need to continue to fly under the radar, doing just enough to stay within striking distance, but also to keep the pressure squarely on Spieth's shoulders.
Australia's John Senden will be three strokes off the lead when he tees off Sunday afternoon. But considering that the 43-year-old Brisbane native has been improving with each round, he's definitely a threat to win this weekend.
Senden has improved on his score over each round, shooting a four-under 68 in Saturday's third round to put himself within striking distance of the co-leaders. Only three other players fared better in Round 3.
A huge reason for Senden's success Saturday was his ability to capitalize on all four par-fives. He shot a combined five-under on those four holes, including a jaw-dropping eagle on No. 9, per PGA Tour on Twitter:
If the overlooked Aussie can continue to convert birdies on the par-fives Sunday, there's no question he's capable of making up ground on the co-leaders, especially in a pressure-packed environment.
Senden has won once on tour already this season and is striking the ball well enough to win again.
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