You Oughta Know: Poulter and the poll


With weather impacting play at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, the tournament remains wide open. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Colonial, where Kevin Na holds a slim lead over Ian Poulter:

• At 11 under, Na holds a one-shot lead through three rounds. His lone PGA Tour win came at the 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

• This is the second time that Na has held sole possession of a 54-hole lead. The other instance came at the 2012 Players Championship, where he finished T-7 after a final-round 76.

• Poulter trails by one shot despite four-putting from 16 feet during the third round. The Englishman is in search of his first stroke-play victory in the U.S., and his first PGA Tour win since the 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions.

• Poulter was named alongside Rickie Fowler as the most "overrated" players on Tour in a recent anonymous players' poll. The results of the poll came out just before The Players Championship, which Fowler won in a playoff, and Poulter could now join him in the winners' circle.

• While many top Europeans are playing the BMW PGA Championship this week, Poulter opted to skip the event because of his poor record at Wentworth. After three straight sub-par rounds at Colonial, his choice appears to be a wise one.

• Poulter and Na will be joined in the final group by Charley Hoffman, who is alone in third at 9 under. Hoffman has won three times, most recently at the OHL Mayakoba Classic earlier this season.

Chris Kirk and Brandt Snedeker are tied for fourth at 8 under, three shots back. Kirk held the 54-hole lead at TPC Sawgrass in his most recent start, while Snedeker won earlier this year at Pebble Beach.

• Kevin Kisner is at 7 under, tied for sixth. He entered the week at No. 63 in the OWGR, and after a pair of playoff losses he will earn a spot in the U.S. Open with a move into the top 60.

• Tee times are scheduled for 7-9 a.m. CT for the second straight day, as the weather forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain Sunday along with winds of 16 miles per hour.

• Colonial has been a place for late rallies in recent years, as each of the last six winners have come from behind during the final round. That includes Adam Scott, who was T-11 through 54 holes last year before winning a playoff. He enters the final round at 6 under, tied for 10th.

• Fan favorite and world No. 2 Jordan Spieth is alongside Scott at 6 under, five shots behind Na. Spieth has finished inside the top 15 in each of his two prior appearances at Colonial, and he came from six shots back to win the 2013 John Deere Classic.