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Garrigus remains in front by 1 in Tampa

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The Copperhead Course finally allowed some low scores Saturday, as a number of players were able to move into contention by posting low scores early in the day. Here's how things look heading into the final round of the Valspar Championship, where Robert Garrigus remains in front:

Leaderboard: Robert Garrigus (-8), Kevin Na (-7), John Senden (-6), Justin Rose (-5), Retief Goosen (-4), Charley Hoffman (-4), Scott Langley (-4)

What it means: Garrigus began the day with a three-shot lead and at one point Saturday increased that advantage to four shots, but after closing with a bogey he'll lead by only one heading into the final round. Na remains his closest competitor despite being dogged by slow play issues as he was at the Players Championship two years ago, and a pair of former major champions sit just off the pace with 18 holes to go in Rose and Goosen.

Round of the day: Goosen got things started early Saturday morning, firing the low round of the week with a 7-under 64 to move from the cut line to the leaderboard. The two-time major champ started with six straight pars before closing out his outward half with a trio of birdies, then kept it going coming home. Goosen made it around the Copperhead Course without dropping a shot Saturday, and his round helped him move up 59 spots in the standings. He'll tee off Sunday just four shots back.

Best of the rest: Senden was able to match Goosen's mark with a 64 Saturday at Innisbrook, notching birdies on four of his first five holes and playing the next 13 without a bogey. The Aussie now sits alone in third place heading into the final round, firmly in contention as he looks to win on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2006.

Biggest disappointment: Luke Guthrie was in contention through 36 holes after a pair of 1-under 70s to begin the week, but he played his way to an MDF result with a 9-over 80 during the third round. Guthrie had more double bogeys (two) than birdies (one), and at 7-over 221 he became one of eight victims of the 54-hole cut.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: Garrigus has been in front for two straight days now, but his grip on the top spot is tenuous at best and the veteran has historically struggled to close things out when in front. Na will need to play well to catch him, and based on Saturday's round may need to play more quickly if he's to avoid a slow-play penalty. Should the leaders falter, Rose and Goosen - along with Luke Donald at 3 under - are all in position to capitalize and perhaps steal a victory come Sunday evening.