After a pair of runner-up finishes each of the last two weeks, Brandt Snedeker appears poised to take home the trophy Sunday, but he will have to outlast the Tour's latest rookie sensation, James Hahn, to do so. Here are some facts and figures You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Pebble Beach:
• With only one round over par thus far in 2013, Snedeker has picked up right where he left off during the 2012 FedEx Cup Playoffs. He seems in line for his fourth top-3 finish of 2013, and a top-6 finish at Pebble would be the seventh such result for the reigning FedEx Cup champ in his last nine starts, dating back to The Barclays last August.
• Former U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen appears ready to make quick work of the requirements of his major medical extension. Making the first of five starts with which he must earn $76,336 to retain full playing privileges for the balance of 2013, the South African finds himself tied for sixth, four shots off the pace entering the final round and in position for his first top-10 finish since last year's RBC Canadian Open.
• A handful of players will enter the final round still with aspirations of making the field for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship later this month. Chris Kirk, currently alone in third, needs to win to crack the field of 64, while Fredrik Jacobson, currently T-11, needs to finish inside the top seven. Kevin Na, tied for 17th heading into Sunday, has a larger hill to climb, needing a top-4 finish to earn a tee time at Dove Mountain.
• The low round of the day - and largest leap up the board on Moving Day - belonged to U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson. After opening with three bogeys in his first four holes Thursday at Monterey Peninsula, Simpson appeared destined for an early exit. Eight birdies at Pebble Beach Saturday, though, led to a round of 65 and Simpson will now begin the final round tied for 11th, just five shots off the lead - evoking images of Rickie Fowler's comeback (eventual T-6) at the Farmers Insurance Open.
• After making the most of several Monday qualifiers last year, Patrick Reed now has status on Tour after a successful run through Q-School and is in position for a career-best finish Sunday. Having broken 70 in each of the first three rounds this week, Reed is alone in fourth place at 10 under, two shots off the lead. His lone top-20 finish on Tour came at last year's Frys.com Open, where he tied for 11th.
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