You Oughta Know: Crowne Plaza remains wide open


After 54 holes, the Crowne Plaza Invitational is still anyone's ballgame. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Colonial Country Club, where four players share the lead and six more begin just one shot off the pace:

• With 75 players making the cut this week in Fort Worth, nearly half of the remaining field will wake up Sunday with realistic thoughts of winning. A total of 17 players will tee off within two shots of the lead, while 24 will start within three shots and 36 players will enter the final round within four shots.

• Each of the last five champions at Colonial have come from behind during the final round to claim the plaid jacket. The last winner to sleep on a share of the lead Saturday night was Phil Mickelson, who won here in 2008.

• Of the 10 players within one shot of the lead, four are in search of their first career PGA Tour win: Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud, who are two of the four co-leaders at 7 under, and Kevin Chappell and Brian Harman, who sit one shot off the pace. Chappell was a runner-up last year at the Memorial and moved into contention this week with a Saturday 63, while Stroud lost in a playoff last year at the Travelers Championship.

• The other two co-leaders are a pair of veterans with plenty of experience in the Lone Star State. Chad Campbell is a native Texan and in search of his first PGA Tour win since the 2007 Sanderson Farms Championship, while David Toms won at Colonial in 2011 - the most recent of his 13 PGA Tour wins and his only victory since January 2006.

Jimmy Walker is one of six players tied at 6 under, one shot off the lead. Walker already has three wins this season ( Open, Sony Open in Hawaii and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) and currently leads the PGA Tour in both earnings and FedEx Cup points for the 2013-14 season.

• World No. 1 Adam Scott is tied for 11th, two shots back, as he looks to defend his top ranking against a charge from Henrik Stenson, who is tied for seventh at the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship. While scenarios abound for projecting the No. 1 spot in next week's rankings, Scott will remain on top if he finishes with a better result at Colonial than Stenson manages at Wentworth.

• Scott moved into contention with a third-round 66, and should he rally to win he would make history as the first player in PGA Tour history to win each of the four Texas-based events. The Aussie is currently one of only 14 players to win three of the four legs, having captured the Shell Houston Open in 2007, the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2008 and the Valero Texas Open in 2010.

Brendon Todd and Marc Leishman are both in contention for the second straight week and playing for more than just the winner's trophy. Todd won last week in Dallas and moved to No. 63 in the world, while Leishman tied for third and is now No. 62. They will both tee off within two shots of the lead in hopes of cracking the OWGR top 60, which would earn each of them an exemption into next month's U.S. Open.