Arnold Palmer Invitational 2013: Analyzing Final-Round Leaderboard

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2013

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 24:  Tiger Woods of the United States on the tee at the par 4, 1st hole during the final round of the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Golf and Country Club on March 24, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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While Tiger Woods has played well at the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational (leads the field by three shots heading into Day 4), his 12-under score will not hold up against a field full of players ready to make a name for themselves.

Sunday was supposed to be the final day of action for this event, but the Florida weather at Oak Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando has postponed the tournament until Monday (h/t USA Today).

It’s hard to tell which players will benefit from the delay and whose momentum will be stifled, but when the action starts again, the hunt for first place will be the focal point of every golfer on the course.

It’s going to be a wild Monday.

2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Leaderboard - Top 10

Player Thru Score
Tiger Woods 11 -13
Justin Rose 11 -10
Rickie Fowler
11 -10 
Mark Wilson
Keegan Bradley 14 -9 
Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

Ken Duke


William McGirt F -7
Henrik Stenson
15 -6
Bill Haas
14 -6
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For the full 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Leaderboard, check out the PGA Tour's official site.

Keegan Bradley

While Keegan Bradley didn’t come into the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational as one of the favorites to win it all, the 26-year-old star sits in second place with a chance to steal Woods’ thunder on Monday.

Bradley sits three shots behind Woods (nine-under through the first three days and two holes on the final day before play was suspended), but is certainly within striking distance if the tour veteran slips up at all over the course of Day 4.

Despite not being a top name in the sport yet, Bradley already has a major victory under his belt and knows how to win under pressure. The budding star needs to keep his composure on Monday, and if he does, there is no question he can steal the tournament win.

Rickie Fowler

After a slow start to the Arnold Palmer Invitational (shot a 73 in the first round), there were many golf fans that discounted what a young star like Rickie Fowler would be able to do at the Bay Hill tournament.

Fowler shot a score of 67 on Friday and Saturday and has created serious momentum heading into the final day. While many golfers could be thrown off by the weather delay, at 24 years old, there isn’t much that will rattle Fowler.

While Woods still leads Fowler by three shots (the young star is nine under after three days and two holes on Day 4), consistent play through the weekend and a break in the action could be the opening Fowler needs to steal the show and walk away victorious.

Ken Duke

At 44 years old and a relative unknown in the sport, Ken Duke doesn’t get the fanfare that most of the other stars on the leaderboard receive.

Don’t sleep on Duke’s chances of winning the entire tournament, though, especially after a break for weather. After 19 years on the PGA Tour, the veteran has seen it all and knows what it takes to win out of a weather delay.

Duke has never won a PGA Tour event, but after the best first three days of his career at Bay Hill (70-68-70), the long-time tour staple has put himself in a position to contend on Day 4 of the tournament.

Whether he folds under the pressure is one of the main storylines we’ll be watching on Monday.