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7:31PM: Here's where the 80th Masters stands after three rounds. We'll see you tomorrow for the final round.
7:26PM: Well, that escalated quickly. Spieth (73) three-putts 18 for double bogey to finish at 3 under par. He leads Kaufman by one. Spieth lead by four coming off the 16th green, but finished bogey-double bogey.
7:24PM: McIlroy misses short birdie putt on 18. Brutal day for Rory (+2), no birdies and a 77.
7:18PM: Spieth with another poor shot. His third shot comes up well short. Long putt for par coming up.
7:15PM: And more tree trouble for Spieth on 18. This time he goes left. Meanwhile, Rory's in tight for birdie.
7:07PM: Spieth bogeys the par-4 17th. Drops back to 5 under par, still three ahead of Kaufman.
7:01PM: More history at stake for Spieth.
Nobody in professional golf history has won a major in consecutive years, wire-to-wire, with no ties. Ever.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) April 9, 2016
6:56PM: Spieth makes par on 16. Remains at 6 under par, but his drive on 17 goes way right into the trees.
6:53PM: Matsuyama pars 18. Shoots even par and finishes at 1 under, five strokes behind Spieth. Still, he'll be in the next-to-last group Sunday with Langer.
6:49PM: That didn't take long.
40 mins ago, Matsuyama had a 4-footer to tie for the lead. Now Spieth leads by 4.— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) April 9, 2016
6:43PM: Back-to-back birdies for Spieth. With birdies on 14 and 15, Spieth reaches 6 under par, four shots clear of Kaufman.
6:40PM: Tough stretch for Matsuyama. Three-putt par on 15, three-putt bogey on 16 and a bogey on 17. Now 1 under par, four behind Spieth.
6:32PM: Willett just misses birdie on 18. Finishes at even par, five behind Spieth.
6:23PM: Birdie for Spieth: Jordan stuffs his approach to 7 feet on 14 and makes birdie. Back to 5 under par, three ahead of Kaufman and Matsuyama.
6:18PM: Matsuyama three-putts par-3 16th for bogey. He drops back to 2 under par with Kaufman, two behind Spieth.
6:13PM: Hey, Mr. DJ: Johnson gets up and down from a greenside bunker on 18 to finish at even par and he's only four back.
6:11PM: Spieth makes tough par putt on par-5 13th. Stays at 4 under par. McIlroy also makes par to stay at 2 over par.
6:07PM: Matsuyama three-putts the par-5 15th for par. He remains at 3 under, one behind Spieth.
5:59PM: Kaufman (69) just misses a birdie on 18. But he finishes at 2 under par and records the first sub-70 round since Thursday.
5:52PM: Langer (70) bogeys 18 to finish at 1 under. Playing partner Day (71) finishes at even par.
5:50PM: Spieth rebounds with a birdie on the par-3 12th. Lead back to 5 under par, two strokes ahead of Matsuyama, who birdies the par-4 14th for the second day in a row. Meanwhile, McIlroy misses a short birdie putt on 12 to remain at 2 over.
5:48PM: Not a good sign for Spieth ...
Jordan Spieth: 2nd double-bogey this week— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) April 9, 2016
No major winner in last 30 years has made multiple double-bogeys or worse for the week
5:45PM: GMac weighs in ...
Tournament just being blown wide open here. Get above these flags and you just can't roll it with any conviction. Double doubles.— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) April 9, 2016
5:40PM: Wow, wow, wow. McIlroy (+2) makes a 10-footer for double on 11, and then Spieth three-putts for double, now 3 under and just one ahead of Kaufman, Langer and Matsuyama.
5:35PM: Yeah, about that ...
McIlroy spoke at Bay Hill about having issues with compounding his mistakes & not letting bad shots go. About that...— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) April 9, 2016
5:33PM: More ruh-roh for Rory: Finds the water on the par-4 11th.
5:31PM: Stats incredible!
Only time defending #Masters champion held outright 54-hole lead was in 1954. Ben Hogan led by 1, but lost to Sam Snead in a playoff.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) April 9, 2016
5:23PM: Day bogeys the par-3 16th. He's also back to even par with McIlroy and Scott Piercy.
5:19PM: McIlroy's slide continues. Bogeys No. 10 and is now all the way back to even par, five behind Spieth.
5:17PM: Langer's birdie run ends on 16. He makes par to stay at 2 under, three behind Spieth.
5:13PM: Here comes DJ ... Johnson birdies the par-5 13th to move to 1 under par.
5:06PM: Just call him Birdie Bernhard... Three birdies in a row (Nos. 13-15) for the 58-year-old gets Langer to 2 under, three back of Spieth.
5:05PM: The leaderboard when the final group made the turn.
5:02PM: As the world turns... here's where things stand. And in this instance, "the world" obviously refers to Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Spieth turned in 35 (one bogey, two birdies) and McIlroy turned in 38 (two bogeys).
4:58PM: We bet Rory really wishes the anchoring ban hadn't gone into effect in January. First Adam Scott won twice on the Florida swing and now Bernhard Langer is a serious contender at the 80th Masters. Langer birdied 13 and 14 to get to 2 under on the day, 1 under for the tournament and in a tie for third (alongside McIlroy).
4:53PM: Count it! And don't count Jason Day out just yet...
4:49PM: What a Day! No, really. Jason Day just made back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 to move to 1 under, four back of Spieth and into a tie for third.
4:48PM: BIRDIE FOR SPIETH AT 8. Spieth moves back to 5 under total, 1 under on the day, and is three clear of Hideki Matsuyama. McIlroy made par at No. 8 to remain at 1 under, four back of Spieth.
4:45PM: Meanwhile, Matsuyama's making moves. Say that five times fast.
Solo second.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 9, 2016
Hideki Matsuyama is 4 under in his past 21 holes. pic.twitter.com/l3JuDZLsCm
4:42PM: They certainly aren't making it easy on themselves.
I see no one in the final pairing today has read my book "Fairways and Greens."— Dan Jenkins (@danjenkinsgd) April 9, 2016
4:32PM: I see your putt. I mean point.
I keep hearing that Jordan can't keep making putts forever. But it seems like he's been making putts forever. 8', 7' and 7' on last 4 holes.— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) April 9, 2016
4:30PM: Seven not heaven. Rory three-putts for bogey to drop to 2 over on the day, 1 under on the tournament. Spieth misses the green (right greenside bunker), then fails to get up and down. Bogey drops Spieth back to even on the day, 4 under for the tournament.
4:26PM: Snedeker makes birdie at 8 to get back to even par for the tournament, just five back of Spieth.
4:22PM: Day and Langer fall six off the pace of Spieth after bogeys at the 12th.
Jason Day misses an 18-foot par putt at 12 to fall to +1, while Bernhard Langer lips out his 18-foot par try.— Augusta.com (@AUG_Masters) April 9, 2016
4:18PM: ...it was the worst of times
Four players have shot 80 or worse today (Jaidee-81, Poulter-82, Smith-82, Langasque-83) and Kevin Na is +12 with 1 hole to play. #Masters— Augusta.com (@AUG_Masters) April 9, 2016
4:13PM: The par-ty continues. So do the par puns. At the par-3 sixth, Spieth and McIlroy both make pars. Spieth still 5 under, three in front of McIlroy who's at 2 under (and in solo second).
4:10PM: Maybe Poults is drowning his sorrows with Kevin Kisner, who's somewhere drinking beer and laughing.
I knew it was going to be a bumpy ride but not that bumpy... Lost my touch early on the greens & didn't find it again. 82 my highest by 4.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) April 9, 2016
4:01PM: Put 'er there, par-tner. That's two pars at the fifth for Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Spieth maintains his three-shot lead over McIlroy.
3:52PM: Meanwhile, Jason Day is doing Jason Day things. Drove it absurdly far on No. 10. The world No. 1 is 1 under on the round, even for the tournament and just five back of Spieth.
Day's drive on 10 pic.twitter.com/HmWXDCEluY— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) April 9, 2016
3:47PM: Scrambled eggs...ellent! Both Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy got up-and-down from short, left of the green to save par. Spieth (5 under) still leads McIlroy (2 under) by three.
3:43PM: Bill Horschel can't catch a break on major championship greens.
Horschel replaced his ball on 15 green, only to watch wind blow it off green & into water. I'm sure he won't have anything to say about it.— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) April 9, 2016
3:39PM: What was that?!?! Spieth knocks his tee shot on the par-3 fourth WAY left, off the grandstand. And moments later Rory does the EXACT same thing.
3:35PM: Advantage Spieth. Spieth saves par at the third while McIlroy makes bogey. Spieth stays at 5 under, McIlroy drops to 2 under and into a tie for second with Scott Piercy.
3:29PM: Your 2016 Masters champ?
Bernhard Langer, 58, rolls in a 4-foot birdie putt at 8 to move back to 1-under and is tied for fourth place.— Augusta.com (@AUG_Masters) April 9, 2016
3:22PM: One under-par-round has been recorded at Augusta on Saturday - Louis Oosthuizen in with a 71.
3:21PM: BIRDIE FOR JORDAN! We repeat: BIRDIE FOR JORDAN at the second. Par for Rory. Spieth now has a two-shot lead (5 under) over McIlroy (3 under).
3:12PM: Joking? We're pretty sure he's serious.
Kevin Kisner, joking about his plans after dealing with today's tough conditions: pic.twitter.com/nhgO9ujvjS— Augusta.com (@AUG_Masters) April 9, 2016
3:06PM: Taking that whole 'hold on, tight' thing to a new level, we suppose.
Rory's sweaters are getting tighter each day— Aaron Bearden (@aaron_bearden3) April 9, 2016
3:03PM: No blood at the first. Pars for both Spieth and McIlroy to remain 4 and 3 under, respectively.
3:00PM: Enjoy it while you can. We have a feeling this is going to change after Round 3.
2:50PM: It's go time.
2:44PM: Bernhard Langer birdies the fifth. He's 2 under on the day and in a tie for fifth. The man is 58 years old.
2:41PM: Larry Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, birdied his first three holes Saturday ... on his way to a 78.
2:35PM: More on Jeff Knox:
No score for non-competing marker Jeff Knox today after he picked up a few times today. Word is he failed to break 80. #Masters— Augusta.com (@AUG_Masters) April 9, 2016
2:30PM: Justin Thomas shot 78 on Saturday and is currently tied for last place. He knows what the final groups are about to face.
If it stays this windy.... Get ya popcorn ready and watch some chaos— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) April 9, 2016
2:28PM: Is it finally Sergio's time? Probably not.
Sergio opens with a 6.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) April 9, 2016
2:20PM: From the random files of Dan Jenkins:
Slowest player of all time on tour was David Graham. Nice guy. Everybody liked him, but they didn't want to be paired with him.— Dan Jenkins (@danjenkinsgd) April 9, 2016
2:17PM: Louis Oosthuizen, a pre-tournament favorite, cards the first red number of the day. His 1-under 71 jumps from 47th to T-25, at 4 over.
2:07PM: In case you are wondering about Jeff Knox, the Augusta National club member and regular weekend Masters marker didn't play out every hole, so didn't post a score.
2:02PM: We currently have five players under par for the day right now, including Bernhard Langer. The 58-year-old, two-time Masters champion is 1 under on the day and even par for the tournament.
58 year old Bernhard Langer tied for 8th— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) April 9, 2016
If Langer finishes in the top-10, he would be the oldest to do so in #Masters history by 5 months
1:52PM: Bubba being Bubba ...
1:50PM: One hour! We are one hour away from Spieth-McIlroy.
1:45PM: Golf Channel's Todd Lewis reports that the Masters' Competition Committee was "concerned" about how wind is affecting balls on the green. They feel like if they can get through the next 20 minutes that the winds will die down a little and things will be fine.
1:43PM: In anticipation for the Spieth-McIlroy pairing, here are some interesting numbers:
In 14 head-to-head pairings: Jordan 71. 5 scoring avg, Rory 69.5. Jordan -7 overall, Rory -35.— Randall Mell (@RandallMellGC) April 9, 2016
1:40PM: Bill Haas eagles the 13th, but not with a putter ...
1:33PM: Bubba Watson bogeys his final hole for a 4-over 76. He was playing alongside marker Jeff Knox, in 3 hours and 38 minutes, but likely won't be in last place come Sunday. Justin Thomas is currently one shot worse with two holes to play.
1:30PM: Jason Day begins the chase. He's on the course, at 1 over par and five off the lead.
1:22PM: Kevin Streelman joins Jamie Donaldson as the only players currently under par in Round 3. Streelman eagled the second.
1:18PM: Today is Seve Ballesteros' birthday. The two-time Masters and three time Open champion would have been 59.
1:12PM: Congrats, Jamie Donaldson! You are the only player (of the 35 to play a hole) under par for the day right now. Here's how he got into red figures:
1:08PM: Duval also added this:
.@david59duval says today isn't just about skill and patience, it's about luck, too, with winds so unpredictable in their gusts.— Randall Mell (@RandallMellGC) April 9, 2016
1:05PM: "It's brutal." That's how David Duval described Saturday conditions at Augusta National. Wind gusts are expected to reach 30 mph, with temperatures in the 50s.
12:42PM: Some early highlights from Round 3. Check out that flag in the wind! Enjoy the day, fellas.
12:29PM: Rafael Cabrera-Bello is 2 under through three. He's to 1 over par and just outside the top 10.
12:15PM: And as long as we're doing Tom Watson deep dives:
Downtown Augusta on this Saturday morning at the home of the iconic, and one of my favorites, James Brown. pic.twitter.com/dBF5j4QbYh— Tom Watson (@TomWatsonPGA) April 9, 2016
Weezy, anything to add?
Jus gave Tom Watson a standin O in my living room Well deserved Such an honor to watch greatness from the day I knew what golf was U go Tom!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) April 9, 2016
12:10PM: In case you missed it last night, Joe Posnanski captured Tom Watson's final round at the Masters. Joe, who has some special insight into Watson, provides a look into the mental and emotional makeup of one of golf's all-time greats. In short, Tom Watson's work ethic made him a legend, and his reserve kept him at arm's length. He didn't have the outgoing personality of an Arnold Palmer or Lee Trevino. Watson kept more to himself, and he stayed true to himself to the end on Friday.
Story here: Watson was never cuddly; he was just that good
11:50AM: An odd number of players (57) made the cut, meaning marker Jeff Knox is back in action. The Augusta National member who bested Rory McIlroy in the third round in 2014 is playing with Bubba Watson in the first pairing off this morning.
Bubba just made the turn at 3 over.
Knox with Rors back in 2014:
11:45AM: Few things in life like a good pin sheet. Round 3 hole locations:
11:40AM: More on Mize.
Also, because we're here:
11:25AM: Forgot about
Dre Larry Mize. The 57-year-old, 1987 Masters champion opened his round with three straight circles thanks to a 62-foot birdie bomb on the third green.
He then bogeyed No. 4 ... but three straight birdies!
11:15AM: Here we go again. We're back with Day 3 of our Masters Live Tracker, bringing you the best news, notes and oddities from Saturday at Augusta National.
On deck today, will the Jordan Spieth-Rory McIlroy pairing live up to the hype? Will stiff winds once again frustrate our leaders? Can guys like Sergio Garcia, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson or even Bryson DeChambeau climb to the top of the board? Will Bubba Watson beat marker Jeff Knox? All that and more.
And here ... we ... go ...