British Open 2014: Separating Contenders from Pretenders Before the Final Round

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British Open 2014: Separating Contenders from Pretenders Before the Final Round
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After an unprecedented two-tee start early Saturday morning with the expectation of bad weather that never came, things look much the same on the leaderboard as they did last night. 

Entering Sunday's final round at the Open Championship, the top of the leaderboard looks like this:

  • Rory McIlroy: -16
  • Rickie Fowler: -10
  • Sergio Garcia: -9
  • Dustin Johnson: -9
  • Victor Dubuisson: -8
  • Edoardo Molinari: -7
  • Matteo Manassero: -6
  • Adam Scott: -6
  • Jim Furyk: -6
  • Robert Karlsson: -6
  • Charl Schwartzel: -6

Who of the players above has a legitimate chance to raise the Claret Jug? In short: nobody, unless Rory McIlroy melts down. However, we only have to look to Adam Scott's Sunday collapse two years ago for an example of a top player handing the tournament away on Sunday. 

Even assuming a McIlroy-ian meltdown, Robert Karlsson and Matteo Manassero simply don't have the stuff at this point in their respective careers to fire a 65 on Sunday.

So, if Rory McIlroy shoots the aforementioned 75, who from the top 10 could win? Who doesn't have a prayer? 

Click through to see.

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