JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Things finally got back on pace at The Barclays on Saturday, after players completed Round 2 in the morning and reset for the third round at 10:43 a.m. ET. Tiger Woods needed to make a Saturday charge, but settled for a 2-under 69 in the third round. Matt Kuchar maintained a share of the lead, while Gary Woodland and Kevin Chappell made moves toward the top. Here's where things stand after the third round of The Barclays, where Kuchar and Woodland share the 54-hole lead:
What it means: Kuchar is seeking his third victory this season. Wins at the WGC-Match Play and Memorial gave him his first-ever multiple win season, and a victory at The Barclays would make it a multiple-win event for Kuchar as well, who won The Barclays in 2010 when it was contested at Ridgewood Country Club. He's also second on the FedEx Cup points list behind Tiger Woods, who is four back of Kuchar heading into the final round.
Round of the day: Kevin Chappell leaped into contention when he posted a 9-under 62 Saturday afternoon to set the new course record at Liberty National – a record that had been set by Keegan Bradley (63) less than 24 hours before. Playing the back nine first, he opened with a 32, then carded six birdies on the outward nine for a 30. He sits at 11 under through 54 holes, one shot off the leaders.
Best of the rest: Gary Woodland's third-round 68 included six birdies to three bogeys and was enough to vault him into a share of the 54-hole lead. Woodland is coming off a win last month at the Reno-Tahoe Open, and is looking for his third PGA Tour victory (his first came at the 2011 Transitions Championship).
Biggest disappointment: After knocking his approach shot on No. 1 to a foot-and-a-half, then tapping in for birdie, Tiger fans everywhere thought Saturday was going to be something special. Woods proceeded to make three bogeys over the next six holes to lose ground and fall down the leaderboard. Although he made three birdies on the back nine to get back into contention, it was still a day of disappointment for Woods in not chipping away at his five-shot deficit more than he did.
Main storyline heading into Sunday: We know Woods has never come from behind to win a major, but can he come back from a four-shot deficit to take down one of the game's top players right now in Kuchar? Woods has had streaks of brilliance this week, but that's all they've been – streaks. The consistent Kooch, however, has been solid all week and looks for a third win this season and a big jump up the FedEx Cup points list.
Quote of the Day: “If you would have told me someone was going to shoot 62 today,I would probably have laughed at you.” – Kevin Chappell, on setting the course record at Liberty National in Saturday's third round