Before the St. Jude Classic kicked off this week, a lot of talk was focused on the fact that some of the players set to play in the event were pulling out. Some big names on the PGA Tour were dropping out left and right from the event, leaving a gapping hole in a field that is usually star-studded.
After three rounds in Memphis, it is apparent that the people dropping out just gave others an opportunity to win.
Take a look at the leaderboard for a minute and see some of the names that pop up.
Robert Garrigus, the leader after 54 holes, is battling food poising while looking for his first victory on the PGA Tour.
Robert Karlsson is two shots behind Garrigus and is also looking for his first win on American soil.
Lee Westwood, three shots back, hasn't cashed in on the PGA Tour since 1998. Shaun Micheel and Lee Janzen are both six-under, five shots back of the lead, and both looking to win for the first time since their major championship wins in 2003 and 1998, respectively.
While the field isn't full of the Tigers and Phils that make up a Masters or U.S. Open, it is good to see guys that don't normally have their type of success battle to bring home a big trophy.
On Sunday we will see who can breakthrough and take home the much needed St. Jude Classic win.