By the numbers: Key stats from Rd. 3 at Masters

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Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia are tied for the lead after three rounds at Augusta. Here are the key stats from the third round at the Masters provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit.

• Every Masters champion since 1990 was inside top 5 entering final round

• 27 of last 30 Masters champions were at/within three strokes of the lead after 54 holes

• 72.5 percent of Masters winners all-time were first or second entering final round

Justin Rose

• 5-under 67; ties lowest career round in Masters (fourth of career)

• 104 birdies/eagles in Masters since 2012 (10 more than anyone else)

• 30 under in third rounds of majors since 2014 (best of anyone in span)

• Trying to become second player to win majors at Merion and Augusta (Ben Hogan)

• First career 54-hole lead/co-lead in a major championship

• 34 under in weekend rounds in majors since 2012 (best of anyone in span)

• Leads field in birdies through three rounds (16)

• Eight birdies on par 5s through three rounds (tied for most in the field)


Sergio Garcia

• 2-under 70; ties lowest third round score of Masters career

• Second career 54-hole lead/co-lead in majors (2007 Open, finished second)

• 13th time inside top 5 after 54 holes in a major championship

• Last 20 years only Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els have more instances

• 12 top-5s in majors, most of anyone without win last 75 years

• Second-most top-10s in majors all-time without a win (22)

• Most top-10s in majors at time of 1st win – Tom Kite, 19


Rickie Fowler

• 1-under 71; played last six holes in 2 under (two birdies, four pars)

• Fifth time in career inside top 3 through 54 holes in a major

• 22 under in third/final rounds of majors since 2012 (second-best in span)

• Eight birdies on par 5s through three rounds (tied for most in field)

• Five career top-5 finishes in majors (four were in 2014)


Jordan Spieth

• 4-under 68; fourth career round in 60s at Augusta National

• 12th round inside top 5 in Masters (15 rounds played)

• Played last 26 holes in 8 under (nine birdies, one bogey)

• Was 10 shots back after first round this week

• Only player to win major when 10 or more strokes back after first round – Harry Vardon, 1898 Open

• Finished second or better in three straight Masters

• Only player to do it four straight Masters is Jack Nicklaus (1963-66)

• Made 9 in first round; no player has won Masters with 8 or worse


Charley Hoffman

• 72 (Even); two shots off lead entering final round

• Played last five holes of round in 3 over par

• 4 over par in last 31 holes (was 8 under over first 23 holes)

• One top-10 finish in 22 major starts (T-9 at ’15 Masters)