2013 British Open scores: Lee Westwood leads after 54 holes, Tiger Woods 2 back

Stuart Franklin

Lee Westwood has a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the British Open. Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan are lurking two strokes off the lead.

Lee Westwood continued to putt as well as anyone in the field on Saturday. Hhis flat stick propelled him into the 54-hole lead at the British Open. Westwood is 3-under heading into Sunday, two strokes ahead of Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan.

Westwood one was of a few players to finish Saturday under par and his putter was a big reason why. It began early, when after hitting driver-driver, Westwood sunk a long eagle putt from off the green at No. 5. With the eagle, he moved to 3-under and into the lead for the first time on Saturday.

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Westwood and Woods were tied for the lead on-and-off during the back nine, but Westwood made another run over the closing stretch and a birdie at No. 14 put him back on top. He was in trouble at No. 16, but was able to salvage a bogey by sinking a long putt. He made another long putt on 17, this time for birdie, to take a two-stroke lead.

While Westwood had success on the greens, Woods had some issues coming in. His 1-over 72 was far from a bad round, but he missed several opportunities. Woods missed birdie on No. 16 by a fraction. He missed a par putt on the 17th to drop two back and was unable to get his birdie putt close on the 18.

Woods remains in contention, but he'll have to do something he's never done before if he's going to win on Sunday. Westwood and Hunter Mahan will play in the final group on Sunday with Woods in the second-to-last pairing. According to Kyle Porter of CBS Sports, Woods is 14-1 in majors when leading or in a share of the lead heading into the final round. Woods has never won a major when not at least in a share of the lead after 54 holes, going 0-for-47 in his career.

Mahan moved into red figures on Saturday, shooting a 3-under 68 -- tied for the best round of the lead. He'll tee off in the final pairing on Sunday, just as he did at last month's U.S. Open. Mahan faltered down the stretch at Merion, but will have a chance to win his first major at Muirfield.

A year after losing the British Open late, Adam Scott is in contention once again. He shot a 70 in the third round and will open the final round three strokes off the lead. Zach Johnson at 1-over, Phil Mickelson at 2-over and Sergio Garcia at 3-over are among the notable names within range.

Here is a complete look at the leaderboard through three rounds.

Place Player Score 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Total
1 Lee Westwood -3 72 68 70 210
T2 Hunter Mahan -1 72 72 68 212
T2 Tiger Woods -1 69 71 72 212
4 Adam Scott E 71 72 70 213
T5 Henrik Stenson 1 70 70 74 214
T5 Angel Cabrera 1 69 72 73 214
T5 Ryan Moore 1 72 70 72 214
T5 Zach Johnson 1 66 75 73 214
T9 Phil Mickelson 2 69 74 72 215
T9 Francesco Molinari 2 69 74 72 215
T11 Sergio Garcia 3 75 73 68 216
T11 Brandt Snedeker 3 68 79 69 216
T11 Jamie Donaldson 3 74 71 71 216
T11 Hideki Matsuyama 3 71 73 72 216
T11 Jason Day 3 73 71 72 216
T11 Dustin Johnson 3 68 72 76 216
T11 Miguel A. Jimenez 3 68 71 77 216
18 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 4 67 74 76 217
T19 Richard Sterne 5 75 75 68 218
T19 Ernie Els 5 74 74 70 218
T19 Martin Kaymer 5 72 74 72 218
T19 Johnson Wagner 5 73 72 73 218
T19 Justin Leonard 5 74 70 74 218
T19 Ian Poulter 5 72 71 75 218
T25 Shingo Katayama 6 73 77 69 219
T25 Keegan Bradley 6 75 74 70 219
T25 Thomas Bjorn 6 73 74 72 219
T25 Matt Kuchar 6 74 73 72 219
T25 Danny Willett 6 75 72 72 219
T25 Graeme McDowell 6 75 71 73 219
T25 Charl Schwartzel 6 75 68 76 219
T25 Darren Clarke 6 72 71 76 219
T25 Jordan Spieth 6 69 74 76 219
T34 Carl Pettersson 7 74 76 70 220
T34 Todd Hamilton 7 69 81 70 220
T34 Paul Lawrie 7 81 69 70 220
T34 Bud Cauley 7 74 75 71 220
T34 Ken Duke 7 70 77 73 220
T34 Steven Tiley 7 72 75 73 220
T34 Gregory Bourdy 7 76 70 74 220
T34 Bernd Wiesberger 7 71 74 75 220
T34 Harris English 7 74 71 75 220
T34 Tom Lehman 7 68 77 75 220
T34 Bubba Watson 7 70 73 77 220
T34 Webb Simpson 7 73 70 77 220
T46 K.J. Choi 8 76 74 71 221
T46 Thongchai Jaidee 8 79 71 71 221
T46 Boo Weekley 8 74 76 71 221
T46 Y.E. Yang 8 78 70 73 221
T46 Eduardo De La Riva 8 73 73 75 221
T51 Mark Brown 9 77 73 72 222
T51 Geoff Ogilvy 9 75 75 72 222
T51 Richie Ramsay 9 76 74 72 222
T51 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 9 70 79 73 222
T51 Fred Couples 9 75 74 73 222
T51 Matthew Fitzpatrick (a) 9 73 76 73 222
T51 George Coetzee 9 76 71 75 222
T51 Freddie Jacobson 9 72 75 75 222
T51 Stephen Gallacher 9 76 70 76 222
T51 Branden Grace 9 74 71 77 222
T51 Mark O'Meara 9 67 78 77 222
T51 Martin Laird 9 70 71 81 222
T63 Jonas Blixt 10 72 78 73 223
T63 Peter Senior 10 74 76 73 223
T63 Shane Lowry 10 74 74 75 223
T63 Stewart Cink 10 72 75 76 223
T63 Marcus Fraser 10 73 74 76 223
T68 Gareth Wright 11 71 78 75 224
T68 Jimmy Mullen (a) 11 71 78 75 224
T68 Josh Teater 11 72 77 75 224
T68 Tim Clark 11 72 76 76 224
T68 Russell Henley 11 78 71 75 224
T68 Graham DeLaet 11 76 72 76 224
T74 Chris Wood 12 75 75 75 225
T74 Jason Dufner 12 72 77 76 225
T74 Oliver Fisher 12 70 78 77 225
T74 Padraig Harrington 12 73 75 77 225
T74 Ben Curtis 12 74 71 80 225
T79 Mikko Ilonen 13 72 78 76 226
T79 K.T. Kim 13 73 76 77 226
T79 Bo Van Pelt 13 76 73 77 226
82 Kevin Streelman 14 74 71 82 227
T83 Sandy Lyle 15 76 72 80 228
T83 Shiv Kapur 15 68 77 83 228

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