After three rounds Matt Kuchar finally has some sort of competition in the Barclays open in New Jersey as Gary Woodland finds himself in contention alongside his fellow American Kuchar on 12 under par. Matt Kuchar is on the verge of winning his third PGA tour championship this year and is sitting comfortably even after having to play 23 holes yesterday after a minor rain delay in the opening round. After a couple of bogeys on the front nine, Kuchar managed claw his way back on the back nine to finish with a third round of 70 which sees him paired with Gary Woodland who managed to shoot a 68 with three bogeys on the back nine.
Even though these two players claim top spot at the moment, Saturday’s lime light shone on Kevin Chappell who carded a course record nine under par. His flawless round of nine birdies puts him in second place on 11 under par but in a good position if either of the front two happen to slip up on the final round. The previous course record of 63 was recorded just one day earlier by Keegan Bradley who was unable to capitalise on this and is sitting 8 shots behind the leaders on 4 under par.
Of course you can’t have a championship without Tiger Woods being in contention some way or another. The world number 1 is ready to pounce if any slip ups occur for the front two. He is 4 behind on 8 under par alongside Englishman David Lynn who has hit a run form recently in America and is looking to take advantage of the situation. Us open champion Justin Rose is another Englishman looking to beat all the American’s around them to win the Barclays championship.
Do you think Kuchar or Woodland can hold off the competition, or will one of the following pack make a break for it?
Matt Kuchar -12
Gary Woodland -12
Kevin Chappell -11
Tiger Woods -8
David Lynn -8
Kevin Streelman -7
Justin Rose -7