Tour Tracker: 3 in lead at Hyundai TOC

Dustin Johnson plays a shot on the 4th hole during the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course.

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PosNameTodayThruScore
T1Cameron Tringale-3F-8
T1Adam Scott-6F-8
T3Kevin Chappell-4F-7
T3Brendon Todd-2F-7
T3Jim Furyk-2F-7
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Erasing Zach Johnson's three-shot lead, three players moved to the top of the leaderboard Sunday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Webb Simpson made the biggest move of Sunday's three co-leaders, with a 5-under 68 taking him to 14 under. Also on that mark are defending champion Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, both of whom shot 69 today.

A third-round 74 dropped Zach Johnson to fourth place entering Monday's final round.

Recap the day's action on the Plantation Course right here – and also be sure to scroll down for our tournament coverage to date:

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Update #19: 9:57 p.m. EST

Co-leader Jordan Spieth pars the par-5 18th to join Webb Simpson in the clubhouse at 14 under, also tied with Dustin Johnson (who's still on the finishing hole). Spieth, who played collegiately at Texas, shot 69 today with five birdies and a bogey.

Johnson then took aim at a birdie putt of about 15 feet, but settled for par to remain among the three co-leaders.

Second-round leader Zach Johnson finishes his round with a par for a 1-over 74 that drops him to fourth at 12 under.

Four players are tied for fifth at 11 under: Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, Kevin Streelman and Gary Woodland.

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Update #18: 9:33 p.m. EST

Among three co-leaders, Webb Simpson is first to get to the clubhouse at 14 under. The Wake Forest product was 4 under on the back nine today, with two pairs of back-to-back birdies, en route to a 5-under 68. Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth also are 14 under, both 4 under for their rounds with one hole to play.

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Update #17: 9:09 p.m. EST

Big up-and-down on the par-4 17th for Webb Simpson, pitching from off the green to about 12 feet and draining the putt -- on the last roll. He remains one up on the field.

Meanwhile, Zach Johnson follows his bogey at No. 14 with a pedestrian par on the par-5 15th after a three-putt that saw him send his eagle putt nearly 10 feet past the hole.

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Update #16: 8:51 p.m. EST

That four-way tie didn't last long, as Webb Simpson sticks his approach at the 16th hole to about 5 feet and he knocks in the putt to move to 14 under, one clear of the field.

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Update #15: 8:46 p.m. EST

Wow, this is an impressive four-way tie for the lead.

After a 12-footer for birdie on No. 14, defending champion Dustin Johnson joins Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson and Zach Johnson in the lead at 13 under.

Moments earlier, Zach Johnson picked up his first bogey since the 11th hole on Friday after narrowly missing a 20-footer for par.

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Update #14: 8:14 p.m. EST

Webb Simpson birdies No. 12-13, giving him three in his last four holes, and moving him into the T-2 group at 12 under, two back of leader Zach Johnson. Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth also are tied for second, the latter having just missed a 12-footer that could have let him reclaim second alone.

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Update #13: 7:59 p.m. EST

We mentioned Dustin Johnson too soon, apparently – the defending champ just followed an eagle at No. 9 with a birdie at No. 10 to pull within two shots of leader Zach Johnson, T-2 alongside Jordan Spieth at 12 under. Dustin Johnson had missed this week's pro-am with a neck injury, but shot 70 in Friday's first round and is 9 under in the 28 holes since.

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Update #12: 7:51 p.m. EST

There's no green jacket at stake in Hawaii this week, but you wouldn't know it from Adam Scott's game today. The reigning Masters champ is 5 under for his round, a birdie at No. 14 pushing him to 11 under, three back of leader Zach Johnson and in a three-way tie for third alongside Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar. Zach Johnson parred No. 9 to make the turn at 1 under for his round, by the way.

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Update #11: 7:39 p.m. EST

With back-to-back birdies at Nos. 8-9, Jordan Spieth moves to 12 under and moves into second place alone, two shots back of leader Zach Johnson – who just parred No. 8. Spieth has three birdies against a bogey on the front nine, Johnson a birdie against seven pars.

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Update #10: 7:08 p.m. EST

With a birdie on No. 10, Adam Scott is now 10 under and T-4. The guy simply does not go away.

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Update #9: 6:54 p.m. EST

After opening with four consecutive pars, both Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson birdie the par-5 5th. Zach Johnson moves to 14 under, two clear of Matt Kuchar, while Dustin Johnson is now 11 under.

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Update #8: 6:43 p.m. EST

Don't look now, but World No. 2 Adam Scott has inched his way up the leaderboard and is now 9 under after going 3 under on his opening nine holes.

He opened with back-to-back, 3-under 70s to sit seven shots back to start the day.

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Update #7: 6:35 p.m. EST

That's back-to-back birdies for Matt Kuchar, who is now just a shot off Zach Johnson's lead.

Moving to within two shots is Jordan Spieth, who picks up his first birdie of the day at the par-5 5th hole.

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Update #6: 6:20 p.m. EST

Matt Kuchar is the first among the group near the top of the leaderboard to make a move, picking up a nice birdie on the par-4 4th hole to move to 11 under and is now two back of Zach Johnson.

Ryan Moore has joined a group of three players at 10 under after back-to-back birdies on Nos. 4 and 5.

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Update #5: 6:12 p.m. EST

Brian Gay isn't the only one going low today, as Jonas Blixt – winner at the Greenbrier in 2013 – is 6 under through 12 holes. Blixt's card is flawless and has birdied his past two holes.

Blixt has two career PGA Tour victories, and made some headlines in 2013 for his funny outfit duplication with Rickie Fowler at the Barclays. Take a look:

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Update #4: 6 p.m. EST

The Johnson & Johnson pairing - Zach and Dustin - have completed their opening hole as all players are now on the course.

Zach Johnson starts the day with a three-shot lead, but scores are red today, with Brian Gay already 8 under through 12 holes.

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Update #3: 5:30 p.m. EST

While these 30 players are enjoying the Hawaiian sun, 2013 winner Phil Mickelson soaked up the wintry ways in Cincinnati, supporting his hometown San Diego Chargers during their 27-10 AFC Wild Card victory on Sunday.

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Update #2: 5 p.m. EST

Make that 7 under through eight holes for Brian Gay after a birdie on the par-3 8th.

Gay won the Humana Challenge nearly a year ago to earn his spot in the Hyundai field, his fourth PGA Tour victory of his career.

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Update #1: 4:40 p.m. EST

He's still got a ways to go, but Brian Gay couldn't have started better on Sunday, picking up four birdies and an eagle through his first six holes to move to 6 under for the tournament.

Gay fired a 3-over 76 on Saturday.

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Second-round coverage

5 Things: Z. Johnson leads, D. Johnson bounces back at Hyundai TOC

Zach Johnson wasn't overly pleased with his 7-under 66 during Saturday's second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Yet, Johnson, at 13 under, still finds himself up by three shots at the halfway point in Kapalua. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

No to Sony: Some players opting out of Hawaii back-to-back

Of the 30 players competing this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, 12 of them are opting to skip next week's Sony Open.

How it happened: Z. Johnson grabs 2nd-round lead at Hyundai TOC

It looks like a six-week hiatus made the 30 PGA Tour players teeing it up in Kapalua a bit hungry for birdies, as they came in bunches on Friday. And more of the same continued Saturday, as Zach Johnson carded a 7-under 66 to take a three-shot lead at 13 under after two rounds of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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First-round coverage

5 Things: Newcomers steal spotlight in Kapalua on Friday

Experience didn't matter for much in the opening round at the Plantation Course, as two newcomers to the Hyundai TOC (Jordan Spieth, Michael Thompson) left tied for the lead with Chris Kirk (second appearance) and Webb Simpson (third appearance).

With mind on family, 'lethargic' Streelman manages a 67

Kevin Streelman hadn't even made up his mind if he was going to play in the Hyundai TOC as late as Tuesday. On Friday, he battled through his mind being squarely with his family back home in Arizona to fire a 6-under 67.

'Team Reed' takes a break with baby on the way

Patrick Reed gained popularity not only for his win at the Wyndham in 2013, but also for his blonde-haired wife carrying his bag for all 44 of his pro events.

Tour Tracker: Four tied for Hyundai TOC lead after 1st round

Chris Kirk, Michael Thompson, Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson all carded 7-under 66s to share the lead after 18 holes, while four player trail by a stroke, including Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Expert picks: Scott headlines Hyundai TOC favorites

The field is stout, but our panel of experts wades through the short field to offer up their predictions for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this week.

Neck injury sidelines D. Johnson at pro-am; he will play Friday

Defending champion Dustin Johnson missed the pro-am on Thursday with neck stiffness but remained confident that he would be able to make his 12:50 p.m. (HST) first-round tee time with Masters champion Adam Scott on Friday.

Spieth turns his focus to majors, full PGA Tour season

Jordan Spieth earned nearly $3.9 million on the PGA Tour in his rookie season, and he won the John Deere Classic. Now he is putting his focus into the major championships and intends to play many more events in 2014.

Scott sticking to his blueprint for success on PGA Tour

Adam Scott, No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will play in 2014's first two tournaments and then take a six-week break, potentially leaving himself in a FedEx Cup hole.

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