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Masters 2014 - LIVE: Leaderboard, latest news and all the action from Augusta National on Day 4

Follow all the latest scores, leaders and action from the 2014 Masters from Augusta

  • DAY 4: Back at the home, the mecca of golf, the perfect Augusta National Park. Set in the heart of Georgia, the course is looking wonderful on the third day of this year’s tournament, as it has done all week long.

    The snooker-table greens framed with springtime flowers in full bloom, corridors of giant trees and pristine white sand bunkers glittering along the way. It really is a lovely place to play and watch some fine sport. 

    The course is getting faster and faster and the greens are now lightning quick and many of the per-tournament favourites either missed the cut on Friday or fell out of the running after yesterday. 

    But, who’s going to be the one to deal with everything the best and post that magic score and take home the trophy? Will Bubba continue his dominance or is the jacket going somewhere else?

    Augusta is where legends can be made, history is forged and the best can take their place among the sport’s elite. Da, da, daaaa. Sorry, getting a bit carried but it’s hard not too on a weekend of sport like this one! Let the games resume!
    4/13/2014 3:10:46 PM
  • THE COURSE: Before we get going properly, how about a little reminder of the course, shall we? Augusta. The most famous of all golf courses and probably the most beautiful setting in all of sport. From Amen corner, Rae’s Creek and Eisenhower’s Tree, there’s plenty to get stuck on but plenty of opportunity to become a legend and even more chances to make mistakes. What’s the deal with the famous 18 holes then?

    1. Tea Olive, 445 yards, par 4
    2. Pink Dogwood, 575 yards, par 5
    3. Flowering Peach, 350 yards, par 4
    4. Flowering Card Apple, 240 yards, par 3
    5. Magnolia, 455 yards, par 4
    6. Juniper, 180 yards, par 3
    7. Pampas, 450 yards, par 4
    8. Yellow Jasmine, 570 yards, par 5
    9. Carolina Cherry, 460 yards, par 4
    10. Camellia, 495 yards, par 4
    11. White Dogwood, 505 yards, par 4
    12. Golden Bell, 155 yards, par 3
    13. Azalea, 510 yards, par 5
    14. Chinese Fir, 440 yards, par 4
    15. Firethorn, 530 yards, par 5
    16. Redbud, 170 yards, par 3
    17. Nandina, 440 yards, par 4
    18. Holly, 465 yards, par 4

    4/13/2014 3:11:12 PM
  • READ ALL ABOUT IT: Need a little refresher about the action yesterday? Get right up to speed with our man Kevin Garside’s report HERE
    4/13/2014 3:12:09 PM
  • READ ALL ABOUT IT: Miguel Angel Jimenez posted the best round of the weekend so far yesterday with his superb 66, check it out HERE

    4/13/2014 3:12:55 PM
  • TEE TIMES:

    15:10: Larry Mize

    15:20: Stephen Gallacher (Sco), Joost Luiten (Ned)

    15:30: Mike Weir (Can), Brandt Snedeker

    15:40: K J Choi (Kor), Sandy Lyle (Sco)

    15:50: Francesco Molinari (Ita), Nick Watney

    16:00: Brendon de Jonge (Zim), Oliver Goss (Aus)

    16:10: Thongchai Jaidee (Tha), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

    16:20: Luke Glover, Billy Horschel

    16:30: Darren Clarke (NI), Stewart Cink

    16:50: Vijay Singh (Fij), Jose Maria Olazabal (Spa)

    17:00: Steven Bowditch (Aus), Hunter Mahan

    17:10: Martin Kaymer (Ger), Bill Hass

    17:20: Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Jamie Donaldson (Wal)

    17:30: Bernhard Langer (Ger), Henrik Stenson (Swe)

    17:40: Jimmy Walker, Rory McIlroy (NI)

    17:50: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa), Russell Henley

    18:00: Chris Kirk, Steve Stricker

    18:10: Adam Scott (Aus), Jason Day

    18:30: Ian Poulter (Eng), Kevin Streelman

    18:40: John Senden (Aus), Gary Woodland

    18:50: Kevin Stadler, Fred Couples

    19:00: Thomas Bjorn (Den), Justin Rose (Eng)

    19:10: Lee Westwood (Eng), Jim Furyk

    19:20: Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Rickie Fowler

    19:30: Matt Kuchar, Jonas Blixt (Swe)

    19:40: Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson

    4/13/2014 3:20:33 PM
  • LEADERBOARD: -5 Spieth (US), B Watson (US); -4 Kuchar (US) Blixt (Swe); -3 Jimenez (Spa), Fowler (US); -2 Westwood (Eng), Furyk (US), Bjorn (US).

    Selected others: -1 Rose (Eng); E Poulter (Eng); +1 Scott (Aus); +3 McIlroy (NI), Donaldson (Wal); +5 Clarke (NI); +8 Lyle (Sco), Gallacher (Sco).

    4/13/2014 3:22:34 PM
  • DAY 4: Here we go then, play is already underway over in the Georgia and the exciting, crowds and anticipation is building nicely. 

    The final day at Augusta is were dreams are made, legends are forged and the best can book their place in the pages of history. 

    The Masters is all about the back nine on a Sunday, put your seat belts on people, it's sure to be a cracker!
    4/13/2014 3:26:17 PM
  • THE GREEN JACKET: Can't help but wonder where that famous piece of clothing is right now? I'm sure it's been pressed, hung up and looking perfect. But, who will be wearing it come midnight or so this evening? 
    4/13/2014 3:28:36 PM
  • PRIZE MONEY: We shouldn't forget either, the money. The winner not only takes home the jacket, a place in history and free drinks at any golf bar for the rest of his life but also some cold hard cash. And it is 1.6 million dollars to be exact, not too shabby!
    4/13/2014 3:31:26 PM
  • PLAY TODAY: So, we're about an hour or so away from any of the starters who really matter today but plenty of golf to enjoy already. 

    Scotland's Stephen Gallacher is going well so far with three birdies already. KJ Choi and Brandt Snedeker also getting off to good starts. 
    4/13/2014 3:34:06 PM
  • TWITTER: Let us check in with Twitter for the first time today then. More from the social media giant throughout the day with all the latest reaction and thoughts from around the globe.  
    4/13/2014 3:35:55 PM


  • 4/13/2014 3:37:43 PM
  • THE LEADERS: Who is going to win this one then? Shall we focus on the leaders for now and just assume no one is going to pull out a miracle, always a possibility though of course. 

    Bubba Watson, the 2012 champion here, must be people's favourite still but Matt Kuchar is lurking so closely behind. 

    Will it be one of the relatively unknown duo of Jordan Spieth or Jonas Blixt? The Swed is going well and the youngest, in the joint lead, is too, could it be a true Masters underdog story?

    Jimenez and Fowler, two fans' favs, will have plenty to say about it all as well. 

    Or anywhere else, who knows??? It'll be great fun finding out though. 
    4/13/2014 3:46:43 PM


  • 4/13/2014 3:49:26 PM
  • PIN POSITIONS: Have a little gander under this and you'll see where the powers that be have put the pins for this Sunday's play. A couple of little changes to the normal final day stuff but mostly as you would expect. Will it be more accessible than the earlier days or even harder?
    4/13/2014 3:53:15 PM
  • BETS ON?: Not to encourage the practice of betting or anything but are yours on yet??? Mine are! Let's go. The winner claims a million and half bucks, we should get a few too!
    4/13/2014 3:57:38 PM


  • Our man in Augusta is Kevin Garside and we'll be hearing plenty of him throughout the day
    4/13/2014 4:01:26 PM
  • THE FIELD: Judging from the play on the course so far today, it could be a slightly easier set up out there. Quite a birdies going in, nothing to worry the leader board yet. Good early signs for plenty of action today though. 
    4/13/2014 4:05:11 PM
  • AT THE BOTTOM: We have a new man at the foot of the table and not a place anyone wants to be. The honour goes to Larry Mize at the moment as he goes to plus 14 for the week. 
    4/13/2014 4:06:37 PM
  • MARATHON: Congratulations to everyone who competed in the London Marathon and that's certainly a word fitting of today. The Masters, four days of fierce competition, its definitely a marathon not a sprint! Who can last the distance and take the win?
    4/13/2014 4:10:02 PM
  • TEE OFF: Our leader from day one, Billy Haas, is just about to get going. The man from Charlotte hit a round of 68 on Thursday but 10 more than that on Friday. He gets going along side Martin Kaymer today. 
    4/13/2014 4:13:20 PM
  • BRANDT SNEDEKER: Just hasn't come together for Brandt ever since his 70 on day one. He's just double bogeyed the sixth. He did look good early on though and is providing the Patrons with some fun. 
    4/13/2014 4:17:31 PM
  • THE DAY OF DAYS: How are you lot preparing for the long night of golfing excellence then? I've just poured my first coffee of the afternoon, few more where that came from no doubt. You guys? Beers, wine, friends, family? It's like FA Cup final day, Super Bowl Sunday, the Masters Day 4!!! You can't beat it. 
    4/13/2014 4:20:41 PM


  • Green is the colour today!
    4/13/2014 4:22:10 PM
  • LARRY MIZE: You've got to feel a bit sorry for Larry. Not only is he stone dead last but he's going around on his larry too! All by himself, he is the first to start the back nine.  
    4/13/2014 4:23:43 PM
  • EAGLE: The first big move of today then and it's Steven Bowditch. The Aussie makes the most of the par five second and jumps up to plus two with a superb eagle. 
    4/13/2014 4:25:44 PM
  • THE COURSE: More signs that we could be in for some fire works today. Jose Maria Olazabal and Hunter Mahan sink a birdie a piece and it looks like Miss Augusta is feeling a touch more generous. 
    4/13/2014 4:27:50 PM
  • LIVE LEADERBOARD: Don't forget to click the link above to get up-to-the-minute updates on all the runners and riders on the course right now. 
    4/13/2014 4:29:30 PM
  • WEATHER: It is a beautiful day out there in Georgia today. To be fair, we've had a pretty nice one in old Blighty too but in Augusta it's 27C, 51% humidity and with a 9mph wind. Pretty good golf conditions. 
    4/13/2014 4:33:30 PM
  • TEE OFF TIMES: Just a reminder of when our leaders get going this evening. 

    19:00: Thomas Bjorn (Den), Justin Rose (Eng)

    19:10: Lee Westwood (Eng), Jim Furyk

    19:20: Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Rickie Fowler

    19:30: Matt Kuchar, Jonas Blixt (Swe)

    19:40: Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson

    4/13/2014 4:37:38 PM
  • EUROPEAN: There hasn't been a Masters winner from Europe since Jose Maria Olazabal in 1999 and not an English winner since Nick Faldo's victory in 1996. With Bjorn, Rose, Westwood, Jimenez and Blixt all going well, Europe (and England, kinda) have as good a chance as those pesky Yanks do!!
    4/13/2014 4:41:23 PM
  • STEVEN BOWDITCH: The Aussie is on his game today. He follows up his eagle at the second with a birdie at the next and he's up from plus 4 to just one over par already. 
    4/13/2014 4:42:46 PM


  • Some of you missing Tiger still, some not. It's been pretty good without the great one so far and it will be again today, no doubt about it. 
    4/13/2014 4:46:30 PM
  • BIRDIES: Lots and lots of good shots. Plenty of highlights being made already today. Oosthuizen, Langer, Haas, Singh, Mahan and Walker all get going with early birdies and the signs are very good at this stage. Fireworks later, mark my word. 
    4/13/2014 4:49:50 PM
  • LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: The South African has been a source of enjoyment all week long and he is getting going again. He opens up with back-to-back birdies and is up to one over already. In other news, Bowditch doubles the fourth to undo all his good work earlier.
    4/13/2014 4:53:30 PM
  • LEADERBOARD: Is this the most wide open Masters ever? Could well be. There's 15 players within five shots of the lead on the final day, that doesn't happen ever year. Almost impossible to call this one. 
    4/13/2014 4:57:36 PM
  • READ ALL ABOUT IT: With all that going on you may need a little refresher about the action yesterday. Get right up to speed with our man Kevin Garside’s report HERE
    4/13/2014 4:59:30 PM
  • EAGLE: Stop it Bernie!! The German may be getting on in years but he hasn't lost any of that magic. Langer birdies hole one and then eagles the second to get back to level par. 
    4/13/2014 5:03:23 PM
  • GETTING GOING: We now have 31 of the 51 players to take to the course today out there. Starting to come to the boil nicely and the leaders haven't even got going yet. 
    4/13/2014 5:06:08 PM


  • 4/13/2014 5:14:16 PM
  • TEEING OFF: Last year's champ Adam Scott has just got his final round underway but surely he has to much to do to get anywhere near the top. Ian Poulter, who has had to suffer a frustrating time so far this week, playing some great golf but letting silly mistakes ruin his rounds, gets going in just over 10 minutes. 
    4/13/2014 5:18:44 PM
  • FORMER CHAMPIONS: We have 9 former Masters champions in the field for the final round today, yes 9! Ranging from 1987's Mize and 1992's Couples to 2000's Singh and, of course, Adam Scott from last year.
    4/13/2014 5:24:03 PM
  • RORY!: McIlroy gets his round off to a steady start today, all pars so far for the Northern Irishman. 
    4/13/2014 5:24:54 PM
  • ADAM SCOTT: Also safely underway, Scott pars the first, something he failed to do on Friday and Saturday. 
    4/13/2014 5:26:06 PM
  • TOP 15: None of the top 15 guys are out there yet but Ian Poulter, in a tie for sixth place as we stand, is just making his way to the first tee. 
    4/13/2014 5:27:46 PM
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