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Inside the numbers: Snedeker near the top in stats

April 13, 2013 - 8:40 pm
By David Lee |

It comes as no surprise that Brandt Snedeker's name pops up on stat leaderboards in the third round.

Snedeker was sixth in driving distance, tied for third in fairways hit and tied for second in greens in regulation on Saturday.

Snedeker is tied for fourth in greens in regulation for the week at 72 percent. Justin Rose leads the Masters Tournament at 80 percent.

Tim Clark has hit the most fairways through three rounds at 86 percent.

Thorbjorn Olesen leads the field in driving distance, averaging just over 300 yards per drive.

A foursome of Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Tianlang Guan lead in putting, averaging 1.52 putts per hole. Snedeker is tied for 14th, while co-leader Angel Cabrera is tied for 19th.

Seven golfers broke 70 on Saturday (Tim Clark: 67; Nick Watney, Olesen: 68; Matt Kuchar, Cabrera, Adam Scott, Snedeker, 69).

Sergio Garcia and Marc Leishman's 66 on Thursday remain the low rounds for the tournament through three days.

Clark, Leishman and Cabrera are tied for lowest nine-hole total for the week at 31.

There were six eagles on Saturday: Branden Grace on 2, Els on 8, Fowler on 8, Ryo Ishikawa on 8, Olesen on 13 and Watney on 15.

Els and Robert Garrigus each have three eagles, leading the field for the week. Cabrera and Clark lead with 15 birdies each.

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