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Toms, Matsuyama, Campbell, Stroud lead at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas -- David Toms, Hideki Matsuyama, Chad Campbell and Chris Stroud shared the third-round lead at 7-under 203 on Saturday at Colonial, where plenty of others also are in contention.

There were 13 players within two strokes of the leading quartet.

“It's kind of jammed in there,” Campbell said.

The closest chasers include top-ranked Adam Scott and Jimmy Walker, a three-time winner this season and No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings.

“I can only worry about my golf here,” Scott said. “It's all very tight, we know that. I'm happy to have gotten to No 1. I hope it's not a short stay.”

Kevin Chappell, whose early 7-under 63 was the low round of the day, moved from a tie for 60th to within one stroke of the lead.

Matsuyama, the 22-year-old from Japan with five wins at home, shot a bogey-free 64 Saturday.

“Kind of set the tone for the rest of the round,” Matsuyama said through an interpreter. “Gradually, week by week my game has gotten better, and I feel like I can compete now.”

Toms, who got the last of his 13 PGA Tour victories at Colonial in 2011, had a 65, local resident Campbell shot 68, and Stroud had a 69.

“I came here this week just a little more relaxed, and just wanted to enjoy the experience,” he said. “And I've done that so far. It's certainly reflective in the way I've played.”

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Hideki Matsuyama of Japan lines up a putt on the fifth hole at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, May 24. (AFP)

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