Tracker: Leaderboard shaken up on Saturday

Shawn Stefani plays a shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Tampa Bay Championship.

Shawn Stefani plays a shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Tampa Bay Championship.

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Avondale, LA - TPC Louisiana

8:01:00 AM ET. 04/24/2014




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The third round is commonly known as Moving Day on the PGA Tour. And on Saturday at the Tampa Bay Championship, that was especially true.

First- and second-round leader Shawn Stefani shot 3-over 74 to drop from 7 under to 4 under. Adam Scott and K.J. Choi, who were tied for second at 6 under entering Saturday, both struggled. Scott shot 76 while Choi finished with a 76. Jason Dufner, Sergio Garcia, Brian Harman and Harris English all shot over-par rounds to fall back, as well.

But just those players moved down, several new faces moved up. Kevin Streelman shot 65 to jump into the share of the lead along with Justin Leonard (67) and George Coetzee (68).

Also, Jim Furyk shot 4-under 67 to move to 5 under, along with Ben Kohles, Tag Ridings and Greg Chalmers.

Here's how it all unfolded on an exciting day at Innisbrook:

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Update #18: 5:39 p.m. EDT

Jason Dufner just wrapped up a 3-over 74 after missing an 8-footer for birdie at No. 18. Dufner made just two birdies today, and he'll head into Sunday at 2 under.

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Update #17: 5:20 p.m. EDT

Ten players left out on the course. Only one of them – George Coeztee – is under par for their round today.

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Update #16: 5:13 p.m. EDT

Ben Kohles birdied Nos. 16 and 17 before closing his round with bogey at No. 18. Kohles missed a 6-footer for par at the final hole, his ball catching the left edge of the hole and lipping out. Kohles enters Sunday 5 under, currently one back of the lead, after his 2-under 69 today.

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Update #15: 4:54 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar birdied his first two holes of the day, but that ended up being it for him. Kuchar made his second bogey of the day on No. 18 to finish off an even-par 71. He's 2 under entering the final round.

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Update #14: 4:40 p.m. EDT

Jason Dufner has missed a lot of short- to mid-range putts today, including a 5-footer for bogey at the par-3 13th. He doubled the hole to drop to 2 over on the day, 3 under overall.

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Update #13: 4:34 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth just wrapped up another impressive round, shooting 2-under 69, and he enters Sunday at 4 under. But he had a bit of a disappointing finish, missing a 3-footer for par at No. 18 after a good hit out of the sand with his third shot. He did birdie No. 16 to play the "Snake Pit" in even par today.

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Update #12: 4:30 p.m. EDT

Of the four co-leaders at 6 under – Justin Leonard, George Coetzee, Kevin Streelman and Greg Chalmers – two are 39 years old or older (Leonard and Chalmers) and one is 34 (Streelman).

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Update #11: 4:21 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia just chipped in for birdie at the par-5 14th to pull back to even for the round. Garcia had a tough lie and not a lot of green to work with, but his chip catches the right edge of the cup and drops in. Garcia, who had double-bogeyed the par-3 13th, is 4 under for the tournament.

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Update #10: 3:57 p.m. EDT

Jason Dufner buries a birdie putt on the par-4 10th to move to 6 under, one shot back of Justin Leonard. George Coetzee is also 6 under, going 3 under through his first 11 holes to make a leap up the leaderboard. Meanwhile, overnight leader Shawn Stefani continues to fall back and is now 4 over on his round and 3 under for the tournament.

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Update #9: 3:45 p.m. EDT

With a birdie at the par-4 12th, Justin Leonard has taken the outright lead at 7 under. He is 5 under on his round.

Adam Scott is struggling today, moving to 2 over on his round with a bogey on the par-5 5th hole and has dropped back to 4 under overall. Scott was 7 under on the par-5s coming into the day and started his day with a birdie at the par-5 1st.

18- and 36-hole leader Shawn Stefani has definitely felt the pressure of a weekend on the PGA Tour, starting 3 over through seven holes to also fall back to 4 under.

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Update #8: 3:33 p.m. EDT

Another name out of nowhere has joined Kevin Streelman atop the leaderboard, as Justin Leonard is 4 under on his round and is now 6 under overall. Leonard is bogey-free through 11 holes.

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Update #7: 3:26 p.m. EDT

19-year-old Jordan Spieth is 3 under through 13 holes on Saturday, moving to within a shot of the lead. Spieth needs to make just over $100,000 in Tampa to receive special Tour status that allows him to receive as many sponsor exemptions as he may need for the rest of the season.

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Update #6: 3:20 p.m. EDT

Kevin Streelman has polished off his 6-under 65 with a par at the 18th and is currently one shot clear of the field, although most a single shot back have more than a dozen holes to play.

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Update #5: 3:05 p.m. EDT

And then, from out of nowhere, we have a new leader at Copperhead, as Kevin Streelman has moved to the top of the leaderboard with his sixth birdie of the day, the latest at the par-3 17th hole that moved him to 6 under. There are nine players a single shot back of Streelman.

Luke Donald polished off a 4-under 67 to move himself back into contention heading into the final round.

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Update #4: 2:50 p.m. EDT

With birdies at Nos. 5 and 6, Sergio Garcia has jumped into a share of the lead with Harris English and Shawn Stefani. Adam Scott has fallen out of a share of the lead with his second bogey of the day and is now 5 under. K.J. Choi also picks up back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 3 and 4 to fall back to 4 under.

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Update #3: 2:30 p.m. EDT

That would be called nerves. Shawn Stefani opens his round with a bogey at the par-5 1st hole to fall back into a four-way tie for the lead with Adam Scott, Harris English and K.J. Choi. Scott, after obliterating the par-5s the first two days, birdies No. 1, but follows with a bogey.

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Update #2: 2 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia opens his round with a birdie to move to 5 under, two shots off the lead.

Garcia is making only his third stroke-play start on Tour this season, but has a T-13 (Northern Trust) and a T-3 (WGC-Cadillac) to show for it.

Garcia has had recent success at Innisbrook, finishing T-16 in 2012 and T-15 in 2011.

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Update #1: 1:15 p.m. EDT

Early indications are that Copperhead has some accessible holes today, as players are getting started quickly.

Defending champion Luke Donald is 3 under through 10 holes to move to within four of the lead, while Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar are both 2 under through four holes to move to 4 under overall.

Rounds of the day thus far are a pair of 68s posted by Rory Sabbatini and Stewart Cink.

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Friday coverage

5 THINGS: A shot behind 36-hole leader Shawn Stefani, PGA Tour veteran K.J. Choi is experiencing a bit of a revitalization in 2013, and Copperhead might just provide the arena for his first win since 2011. Story.

MAJOR IMPROVEMENT: Adam Scott, who fired a 6-under 65 Friday at the Tampa Bay Championship, is still looking for that elusive major victory, but is confident his game is in a state that makes him dangerous at Augusta National next month. Story.

TRACKER: Shawn Stefani fired a 1-under 70 on Thursday to retain a one-shot lead over K.J. Choi and Adam Scott. See how it all happened.

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Thursday coverage

5 THINGS: On a day when most players sputtered near even-par, Shawn Stefani ran out of the gates with an opening 6-under 65 to take a commanding two-shot lead at the Tampa Bay Championship. Story.

TRACKER: Shawn Stefani fired a 6-under 65 to lead the Tampa Bay Championship by two shots as players struggled on a cold and windy day at Innisbrook. See how it all happened.

ADAPTING QUICKLY: Former collegiate All-Americans, Patrick Cantlay, Peter Uihlein and Jordan Spieth are making the transition to the professional game look fairly simple. Story.

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Pre-tournament coverage

TEE TIMES: Here are the tee times and pairings for the first round of the Tampa Bay Championship at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead course. Pairings.

ON THE RISE: Jordan Spieth grows toward his first PGA Tour victory, while Tiger Woods rejuvenates his No. 1 form even if the computers don't see it, Jeff Rude writes. Column.

NOTEBOOK: Padraig Harrington will keep a busy travel schedule from here to Augusta. Come this time of year, all thoughts turn to the quest for a green jacket. Notes.

PREDICTIONS: A week after a star-studded field at the WGC-Cadillac Champioship, there are still 15 of the top 30 in our Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings playing at Tampa this week. Yet, Retief Goosen is the one getting all the fantasy love. Picks.

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