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The Masters: The latest news on Day 3 at Augusta

Tiger Woods is perhaps fortunate to still be in this year's Masters after receiving a two-shot penalty instead of disqualification following his controversial drop on the 15th hole yesterday.
by Charles Reynolds on Apr 13, 2013 at 6:12 PM
The Independent's coverage of day three of The Masters has reached its conclusion after a strangely tentative third round. 

Argentina's Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker of the USA sit on top of the leaderboard but take a very slim advantage into the final day tomorrow.

Up until now, no Australian has ever won The Masters although there is an excellent chance of that changing tomorrow. Adam Scott is one shot off the lead in second place while Jason Day and Marc Leishman sit in third, just two shots off the leaders.

Day will be bitterly disappointed with bogeying his final two holes having led for most of the day without once going over par. 

Elsewhere Tiger Woods is lurking ominously on three under and it would be foolish to write him off, some may consider him lucky to still be playing after his ball-drop indiscretion yesterday although the American has also had his fair share of bad luck on the course and could consider himself unlucky not to be several places higher on the leaderboard.

Lee Westwood is the only real British hope left in contention as he ended the day two under overall, five shots off the lead.

Unfortunately for Rory McIlroy the Northern Irishman produced a performance to equal his acting skills in Santander's ad campaign and ended the day way off the pace at five over par.
You can check on the latest leaderboard by clicking here. Here is a snapshot of day three:
  • Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker lead overall on -7
  • Next is the Australian trio of Adam Scott in second on -6 and Marc Leishman and Jason Day in third on -5
  • Matt Kuchar is fourth overall on -4
  • South Africa's Tim Clark had an incredible round of 67 (-5) and he is joint fifth with Tiger Woods on -3
  • England's Lee Westwood is a place back on -2



That's all for today, join me again tomorrow evening as the action moves into the final decisive day.

  • LATEST LEADERBOARD

    • -7:Brandt Snedeker (US), Angel Cabrera (Arg)
    • -6: Adam Scott (Aus)
    • -5:  Jason Day(Aus), Marc Leishman (Aus)
    • -4: Matt Kuchar (US), Fred Couples (US)
    • -3: Tim Clark (SA),Tiger Woods (US)
    • Selected others: -2: Lee Westwood (Eng), Bernhard Langer (Ger), E: Justin Rose (Eng), Sergio Garcia (Spa)+2: Bubba Watson (US), Luke Donald (Eng) +5 Rory McIlroy (NI) +8: Phil Mickelson (US) +9:Guan Tianlang (Chn).

      You can check on the latest leaderboard by clicking here.

      Rory McIlroy ends the day well out of the running at +5 over after a disastrous third round of 79, seven over par

    4/13/2013 10:09:56 PM
  • Good day for Kuchar

    Matt Kuchar has now completed his third round having had an excellent day. The American was -3 over the 18 holes and is now -4 overall, just three shots off the leader Angel Cabrera. 
    4/13/2013 9:11:50 PM
  • Not much support for Rory McIlroy on Twitter:
    Mcilroy has got slot to learn, the old boys are teaching a lesson #class #masters graham tench via Twitter at 10:15 PM

    how did Rory McIlroy go from -3 to +5 #notgood Cat Holt via Twitter at 10:16 PM


    McIlroy bottled it again at the masters Elliot Cosgrove via Twitter at 10:16 PM



    4/13/2013 9:17:47 PM
  • Don't cry for me Argentina

    Angel Cabrera lets his lead slip with a bogey on the 12th hole and he is now tied with Jason Day at the top on -6
    4/13/2013 9:23:47 PM
  • Angel Cabrera plays a remarkable shot from behind a tree on the 13th hole and he is in with a shout of a birdie to regain the overall lead. Meanwhile Brandt Snedeker birdies the 13th to move to -5, one shot off the lead.
    4/13/2013 9:33:09 PM
  • Tiger on the move

    After bogeying the 11th hole, Tiger Woods has recovered to have an excellent back nine. He has birdied the 12th, 13th and 15th holes and is now -3, just three shots off the lead.
    4/13/2013 9:40:21 PM
  • Having led with a birdie on the 10th hole, Angel Cabrera has had a poor couple of holes on the 12th and 13th with consecutive bogeys. He's now -5, one shot behind the two Aussie boys Leishman and Day who lead.
    4/13/2013 9:45:02 PM
  • Bad day for McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy's miserable third round has come to an end with the Northern Irishman finishing with a score of 79 (+7). He is now very much out of the running at +5, 11 shots off the top.
    4/13/2013 9:47:32 PM
  • NEW LEADER

    Jason Day regains his place at the top with a birdie on the 13th hole (for the third consecutive round). Just as his fellow Australian bogeys the 14th to give Day a two-shot lead.
    4/13/2013 9:54:04 PM
  • Brandt Snedeker is having an excellent few holes, with three birdies in his last four. He moves onto the 17th hole in joint first place with Jason Day on -7.
    4/13/2013 10:11:33 PM
  • Tiger Woods tees off on the 14th hole

    4/13/2013 10:12:46 PM
  • Support growing for Brandt Snedeker:

    brandt snedeker for the masters! Rory Donaghy
    via Twitter at 11:14 PM


    Come on Brandt Snedeker! Nick Phyfer
    via Twitter at 11:14 PM
    Do love how Snedeker just makes it look easy, has to be the fav now going into Sunday surely. #nononsensegolf #TheMasters H Austin
    via Twitter at 11:14 PM
    Well mostly...
    Snedeker has an awful lid, worse than mine #Mop Daniel Federer
    via Twitter at 11:14 PM

    4/13/2013 10:15:43 PM
  • Tiger completes third round

    Tiger Woods has finished his 18 holes with a couple of bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes slightly spoiling what otherwise would have been an excellent comeback round. As it is he finishes the round on 70 (-2) and is -3 overall, four shots off the current lead.
    4/13/2013 10:19:10 PM
  • Adam Scott is finishing very strongly here, with three birdies in his last five holes. Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman both birdie the 16th to leave all three players tied for second place on -6.
    4/13/2013 10:23:48 PM
  • Westwood ends two under

    Lee Westwood ends his day with par at the 18th to finish with a score of 73 (+1). He'll go into the fourth round with a score of -2.
    4/13/2013 10:26:43 PM
  • Brandt Snedeker on the charge to the top of the leaderboard

    4/13/2013 10:29:55 PM
  • Great Scott

    Adam Scott finishes an excellent third round with a score of 69 (-3). He is sits on -6, one shot behind the current leaders and is very well placed for the final day's play.
    4/13/2013 10:35:20 PM
  • 4/13/2013 10:37:32 PM
  • JIm Furyk finishes his third round with a score of 74 (+2) he sits on -2 with Fowler, Langer, Westwood and Stricker. Perhaps left himself with too much to do but you never know.
    4/13/2013 10:41:23 PM
  • Snedeker sneaks into contention

    Brandt Snedeker has had an excellent third round today, finishing with a score of 69 (-3) to sit as one of the current leaders on -7. He looks in fine form for the fourth round tomorrow.
    4/13/2013 10:43:41 PM
  • England's Lee Westwood:

    "It felt like very hard work. It was tricky out there.

    "The green were significantly firmer as they always are in last two days. I could have gone under par. I missed birdie chances which is the reason I made 73 instead of 70.

    "I still have a good chance. It's easy to pick up shots round this golf course."


    4/13/2013 10:45:05 PM
  • Cabrera and Leishman both play excellent shots onto the green at the 18th and could both climb up the leaderboard. However Leishman misses his birdie chance ends the day -5 overall. 
    4/13/2013 10:47:44 PM
  • Cabrera lines up a putt on the final hole for a birdie that would take him back to the top of the leaderboard... and he gets it! Cabrera ends the day strongly as a joint leader on -7.
    4/13/2013 10:49:25 PM
  • After a fantastically steady round, Jason Day drops out of the lead with a bogey on the 17th hole. The Australian slips to -6 behind Snedeker and Cabrera.
    4/13/2013 10:53:45 PM
  • Adam Scott ended an excellent third round on -6, one shot off the lead

    4/13/2013 10:55:51 PM
  • Jason Day and Fred Couples were the last two players to tee off and they are onto the 18th hole. Couples had a horror show on the 17th hole, landing a triple bogey and he has really fallen apart in the back nine. The veteran is now +5 for the round and at Par overall and surely out of the running.
    4/13/2013 11:01:00 PM
  • Jason Day with a difficult chance to regain his lead... but he can't take it and in fact leaves himself with a difficult chance to make par. It would be a nightmare for him to end with two bogeys in a row after such a solid day. Unfortunately for the Australian that's exactly what happens and he ends the day -5, two shots off the lead. Couples ends with a bogey as well.
    4/13/2013 11:06:22 PM
  • End of day three

    All the players are back in the clubhouse now after an interesting third day. Not much ground was won or lost and things move into the last day with a host of players in with a chance of taking home the coveted green jacket.
    4/13/2013 11:08:37 PM
  • Twitter seems divided on who will win tomorrow:
    Adam Scott will win tomorrow at The Masters #thatsforsure Jimmy Aumiller16 via Twitter at 11:58 PM yesterday
    Matt Kuchar will win the green jacket tomorrow. #Masters Jake Schramm via Twitter at 12:09 AM
    the last 3 years there has been one shot on the back 9 at the masters that's won the tournament tomorrow I say Brandt Snedeker will win mic johnson via Twitter at 12:06 AM

    4/13/2013 11:11:09 PM
  • Overnight leader Brandt Snedeker looks happy with his days work.

    4/13/2013 11:35:59 PM
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