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You Oughta Know: Greenbrier's 54-hole leader curse

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – With eight players separated by only a shot, The Greenbrier Classic remains up for grabs. Here’s what You Oughta Know heading into the final round at The Old White TPC, where four players share the top spot:

• Jason Bohn, Sean O’Hair, Bryce Molder and S.J. Park share the lead at 11 under. This is the second time in three weeks that four players have shared the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour (U.S. Open).

• Bohn made the day’s biggest move with a 9-under 61. He is looking to become the first player to win an event after making the cut on the number since Carl Pettersson at the 2010 RBC Canadian Open.

• Bohn has two wins, the last coming at the 2010 Zurich Classic. He finished T-2 this season at the Sanderson Farms Championship and Crowne Plaza Invitational.

• O’Hair has four wins, the most recent at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open. He lost a playoff to Jordan Spieth earlier this year at the Valspar Championship.

• Molder leads the field in strokes gained-putting. He earned his last top-10 finish at the season-opening Open, where he tied for third. His lone win came at the 2011 Open.

• Park is a recent Tour graduate, and his lone top-25 finish in 20 starts this season was a T-2 finish at the Humana Challenge in January.

• The Greenbrier is a place for comebacks. No 54-hole leader has won in the five-year history of the event.

• Justin Thomas headlines the group one shot back at 10 under. The rookie already has five top-10 finishes this season, notably a T-4 result at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

• David Hearn is alongside Thomas. Hearn lost in a playoff to Spieth at the 2013 John Deere Classic and is looking to become the 10th Canadian to win on the PGA Tour.

• David Lingmerth shot a 6-under 64 and sits two shots back. The Swede is looking for his second win in his last three starts after earning his maiden victory at the Memorial last month.

• Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 71 to drop into a tie for 47th place, seven shots behind the co-leaders.

• The top four finishers among the top 12 who are not otherwise qualified for the Open Championship will earn trips to St. Andrews. None of the top eight players are currently exempt into the season’s third major.