What a day, what a round, what excitement as we head to the final round of golf at the 2016 Masters.
As usual now, a recap of the top three in the world:
Jason Day had a fairly ho-hum round today but compared to the previous two rounds that’s still pretty good. His back nine didn’t end up ruining a whole lot of good work on the front nine. With his consistent round today and Spieth and McIlroy capitulating slightly, the door is definitely ajar for a Day win. He finds himself even par, three shots back from Spieth.
Jordan Spieth is still at the top of the leaderboard but he seems to be doing all he can to lose the tournament. His final two holes today saw him hit a bogey and double bogey to bring him right back to the field.
Rory McIlroy would look this round back. Not a single birdie to be seen anywhere but the trees for McIlroy, just three bogeys and a double. His best chance at a birdie came on the 18th and even that putt managed to avoid dropping in the cup. He hit +5 for the round and is now back at +2, five shots away from the leader.
Danny Lee and Scott Piercy who were threatening at the top of the leaderboard after round two, dropped seven shots in their round today. Lee took his implosion slow and steady while Piercy preferred to do it all at once on the 15th hole. They both now sit at +5 the card.
Smylie Kaufman hit the best round of the day, -3 par 69, and after hovering around even par over the past couple of rounds he now sees himself one shot behind Spieth and in second spot.
How about this hey? Former world number one, winner of the Masters in 1985 and in 1993, 58 year old Bernhard Langer finds himself in equal third place only two shots back on Spieth.
1. Jordan Spieth -3
2. Smylie Kaufman
T3. Bernhard Langer, Hideki Matsuyama -1
T5. Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Danny Willett E
T8. Lee Westwood, Brandt Snedeker, Soren Kjeldsen +1