May 10, 2014; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer shake hands after the third round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports.

The Players: Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth are tied for the lead after round three


20-year-old Jordan Spieth and former world no. 1 Martin Kaymer are tied for the lead at 12-under heading into the final round of The Players Championship.

Spieth is a special talent, and he continues to impress by positioning himself at the top of big time leaderboards.  Remember when he dropped a 63 on Tiger at the Farmers Insurance Open?  How about the T2 finish at The Masters?  The kid is the real deal, and it is exciting to watch him develop into a star on the PGA Tour.

Martin Kaymer is best known for three things: winning the 2010 PGA Championship, being a former world no. 1, and clinching the 2012 Ryder Cup for the Europeans.  Kaymer is slowly regaining his elite form, and winning The Players would be a major boost to his career.

Sergio Garcia and John Senden are tied for third at nine-under.  Garcia won The Players in 2008, and is looking to solidify his status as one of the best players in the game with another win at TPC Sawgrass.

Senden shot a four-under 68 to jump into contention.  He won the Valspar Championship in March, and also finished T8 at The Masters.  Don’t count the Aussie out.

Matt Jones, Gary Woodland, and George McNeill are tied for fifth at eight-under.  A round in the mid 60s has the potential to put one of these dark horses on top of the leaderboard on Sunday.

Leaderboard.

Tags: Gary Woodland George Mcneill John Senden Jordan Spieth Martin Kaymer Matt Jones PGA Tour Sergio Garcia The Players TPC Sawgrass