Matsuyama shares lead at crowded Colonial


Hideki Matsuyama made a move Saturday at Colonial, but the leaderboard remains crowded down in Fort Worth. Here's how things look after three rounds of the Crowne Plaza Invitational, where Matsuyama shares the lead with three other players:

Leaderboard: Hideki Matsuyama (-7), David Toms (-7), Chad Campbell (-7), Chris Stroud (-7), Jimmy Walker (-6), Chris Kirk (-6), Kevin Chappell (-6), Marc Leishman (-6), Tim Clark (-6), Brian Harman (-6)

What it means: With the overnight leader Brice Garnett faltering, several players took advantage of an opportunity to move up the standings. That group included Matsuyama, Stroud and two players very familiar with golf in the Lone Star State - Campbell, a Texas native, and Toms, who won here in 2011. Overall, though, it remains anyone's game as 24 players will begin the final round within three shots of the lead.

Round of the day: Chappell made the cut on the number but had a 59 watch going during the third round after a chip-in eagle on the par-5 11th took him to 8 under on the day. While a bogey at No. 14 derailed his course-record aspirations, Chappell still turned in a 7-under 63 that moved him up 55 spots in the standings and to within one shot of the lead as he looks to win on the PGA Tour for the first time.

Best of the rest: Matsuyama made it around Colonial without a bogey, carding three birdies on each side. He got off to a hot start, playing his first five holes in 3 under, and grabbed a share of the lead after stuffing his approach to the par-3 16th. The 6-under 64 gave him a share of the lead as he looks to crack the top 10 for the first time since February.

Biggest disappointment: Dustin Johnson held the lead after the first round, but his scores at Colonial have gotten progressively worse each of the first three days. Johnson followed a 65 with a 70 and then carded a 4-over 74 to fall all the way back into a tie for 50th at 1 over. Johnson made only one birdie all day and saw his round derailed by a bogey-bogey-double bogey stretch on Nos. 6-8.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: Things remain bunched at the top, as nearly half the field will tee off Sunday with realistic hopes of leaving town with the trophy. An interesting subplot includes world No. 1 Adam Scott, who sits just two shots off the pace after a third-round 66, as he looks to defend his top ranking against a hard-charging Henrik Stenson, playing this week on the European Tour.

Shot of the day: Russell Knox took an unconventional route to a birdie on the 18th hole. Knox hooked his tee shot into the trees left of the fairway and punched out to the fairway, 111 yards short of the green. From there, the Scot holed his approach for a 3 to cap off a 4-under 66 that moved him to within four shots of the lead.