PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 10: Ben Curtis of the United States hits an approach shot on the ninth hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2012 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

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The Players Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Jason Dufner Struggles In Round 3; Ben Curtis Underway

Needing to make a run at the Players Championship leaderboard on Saturday, Cleveland native Jason Dufner did just the opposite shooting a 4-over par, 76, to fall down to the bottom of the standings. Dufner is in a tie for 64th place with a three-day total of 4-over par (220), the leaders Zach Johnson, Kevin Na and Matt Kuchar are all 8-under par and are set to tie off at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Currently, the biggest mover is Sergio Garcia who started the day at even-par and is now 4-under. Garcia is done for the day, but Tigers Woods (1-under par thru 12) is not, however, he isn't making a move. Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson is 3-under (1-under thru 11 holes) and is tied for 24th, while Rickie Folwer is 7-under (4-under thru nine) and is in a tie for fourth.

Ohio native Ben Curtis (-5, T12) has just teed off and is eve-par for the day thru three holes.

For a complete rundown of the leaderboard, click here.

We'll keep you up to date with all the latest news and updates on Dufner and TPC in this StoryStream, but you can head to Waggle Room or the SB Nation golf hub page for more on The Players.

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