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You Oughta Know: 2014 Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth lead the 78th Masters at 5 under par, but seven other players are within three shots of the lead. Here are some things You Oughta Know as we head into the final round at Augusta National:

• The Masters champion has played in the final pairing in 19 of the last 23 years, but it hasn’t happened in each of the last three years. Zach Johnson (2007), Charl Schwartzel (2011), Watson (2012) and Adam Scott (2013) are the four times it did not happen.

• The third-round leader or co-leader has won the Masters 41 of 77 times. Angel Cabrera was the last to do so in 2009.

• Watson and Spieth have only been paired together once in a PGA Tour event. Watson shot 71 and Spieth shot 73 during the final round of The Barclays last year.

• Art Wall in 1959 was the only player to win the Masters when not inside the top 10 after the first three rounds. He was tied for 13th.

• Jack Burke produced the largest comeback in Masters history in 1956 when he turned an eight-shot deficit into a one-shot victory over Ken Venturi.

• Watson has never held a lead in a major during the first three rounds but he’s held the second and third-round leads this week. This is his 25th major start.

• Watson has converted only one of seven third-round leads on the PGA Tour. The win came at the 2011 Zurich Classic.

• Left-handers have won five of the last 11 Masters (Watson and Mike Weir each have one win and Phil Mickelson has three).

Tiger Woods was 21 years, 3 months and 14 days old when he won the Masters in 1997. Spieth would be 20 years, 8 months and 16 days.

• Horton Smith (1934), Gene Sarazen (1935) and Fuzzy Zoeller (1979) are the only three men to win the Masters in their first appearance. This is Spieth’s first appearance.

• Kuchar is tied for third place. His previous best position after three rounds in a major was at the 2012 Masters where he was fifth.

• Kuchar finished tied for fourth at the Texas Open and lost in a playoff last week at the Houston Open. He has six top-10 finishes in nine starts this season.

• Kuchar leads the PGA Tour with 43 top-10 finishes since the start of the 2010 season.

• If Kuchar wins the Masters, he’d join Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods as players to win a major championship, The Players and a World Golf Championship.