The final groups have made the turn during the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and Kevin Stadler has come back to lead the pack as the field compresses at the top of the leaderboard. Stadler enjoyed a three-shot lead early on Saturday but he made the turn with a double bogey on No. 9. He then rinsed one on the challenging par-3 14th hole by going right at the flag and misjudging the wind. His shot came up well short and kicked off a sidehill and into the water. Stadler left the hole with a bogey to fall to 6-under.
Kevin Kisner, J.B. Holmes, and Nick O' Hern are now all tied for the lead with Stadler falling back to 6-under. Despite putting a ball out of bounds and making double bogey at the seventh, Holmes is even on Saturday as he continues his way back from brain surgery at the end of the 2011 season. Rory McIlroy has had a rollercoaster round, carding five bogeys and three birdies. He has dropped to 5-under and has not been particularly sharp with his iron play.
In just his second event since withdrawing from The Masters in April, Dustin Johnson made a charge on Saturday by firing a 3-under 67. The long-hitting Johnson eagled the par-5 third hole and did not card a bogey until his final hole. He held sole possession of second place for a moment but finished his round at 5-under and is currently one shot off the lead.
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