Jordan Spieth holds a 4-shot lead heading into today’s final round at The Masters in Augusta.
The 21-year-old who is competing in only his second Masters, broke the 54-hole record yesterday after a third round 70 took him to 16-under-par. Spieth only made 7 pars in a round dominated by birdies and potentially costly errors. A 3-putt on the 4th hole resulted in his first bogey of the week. He followed that with bogeys at the 7th and 14th and a double-bogey at the 17th.
Playing alongside Spieth for the final round is Justin Rose. The Englishman struggled again early on in his third round, but a back-nine 31 which included 5 birdies helped Rose card a much needed 67. He is four shots back on 12-under-par. They tee off at 7:50pm.
Phil Mickelson (11-under) and Charley Hoffman (10-under) tee-off in the penultimate group at 7:40pm. Potentially the most exciting group tees off at 7:30pm. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have been paired together on a Masters Sunday for the first time. Both are on 6-under-par and ten shots off the lead. You would think that both will need to do something pretty incredible to have any chance of getting that famous green jacket.
Other notable tee times are Angel Cabrera and Ernie Els (5:50pm), Paul Casey and Ian Poulter (7:00pm) and Jason Day and Luis Oosthuizen (6:40pm).
After a record breaking three days, Jordan Spieth has the opportunity to record the best ever score in Masters history. If he can stay in control of his game, post a level par 70, the green jacket should be his.
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The 3rd round of the Masters is underway and there are some very interesting pairings that will tee off later this afternoon.
World number one Rory McIlroy is paired with two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson and will tee off at 5:45pm (GMT). McIlroy struggled early on yesterday and was in danger of missing the cut. But a back-nine 31 meant that he safely made it into the weekend. McIlroy and Watson, both on 2-under-par, will need something special today to get back into contention.
Can Spieth be caught?
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia aren’t regarded great friends on the course after the Spaniards fried chicken comments a couple of years ago when paired together. The former world number one and the European Ryder Cup winner have been paired together again today and will tee off at 6:15pm. There will certainly be a bit of spice between the pair today and on course chatter will be at a minimum one expects.
The two Aussies Jason Day and 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott are paired together today and will tee off at 6:45pm. Day, who was a favourite before the tournament shot a second round 74 yesterday and is eleven shots behind runaway leader Jordan Spieth.
English hopefuls Paul Casey and Justin Rose are paired with American duo Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson respectively. Casey and Mickelson tee off at 7:35pm and Rose and Johnson tee off in the penultimate group ten minutes later.
Finally, Jordan Spieth tees off alongside Charley Hoffman at 7:55pm. Spieth is five shots ahead his playing partner and unless he shoots an over=par round today you cannot really envisage anyone catching the 21-year-old.
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