AUGUSTA, Ga.– The Most Recent on the Masters (perpetuity regional):
Scottie Scheffler is intimidating to surprise the area at Augusta National.
Scheffler has actually begun the 3rd round with birdies at the 3rd and also 2nd openings, pressing his rating to 10-under the same level.
That provide the globe’s top-ranked gamer a six-stroke lead over Shane Lowry, with Cameron Smith and also Charl Schwartzel an additional shot back.
In cool, gusty problems, just about 12 gamers go to the very least 10 shots behind the leader.
Tiger Woods is 3 over for the day and also 14 strokes off of Scheffler, basically getting rid of any kind of hope of a record-tying 6th eco-friendly coat.
Chasing his very first significant champion, Scottie Scheffler is seeking to shield a large lead in the 3rd round of the Masters.
The globe’s top-ranked gamer constructed a five-shot benefit over the very first 2 days.
That matches the largest 36-hole lead in Augusta National background. 4 of the 5 that did it formerly took place to record the eco-friendly coat.
The 25-year-old Scheffler made a comfy the same level at the very first opening and also he’s still 5 shots free from the area. Nobody is making a lot of a go on an awesome, gusty day at the Masters.
First-round leader Sungjae Im started with a dual bogey to go down 7 shots behind Scheffler.
Tiger Woods likewise has actually slid from significant opinion. He four-putted No. 5 for a dual bogey and also made the turn at 3 over for the day and also a discouraging 12 shots off the lead.
A large stumble for Tiger Woods at the Masters.
Woods four-putted the challenging 5th opening at Augusta National for a dual bogey. That dropped him 11 shots off the lead prior to Scottie Scheffler also embarked on.
Woods’ putter was a large property over the very first 2 days, yet he had a three-putt at No. 1 for a bogey Saturday. Came significant difficulty at No. 5.
A wayward strategy left Woods on the eco-friendly 65 feet from the pin. He putted up a ridge to within 6 feet of the mug, just to require 3 even more putts to come down.
With the leaders waiting to embark on, nobody is making a lot of a go on Relocating Day at the Masters.
The awesome, gusty problems are protecting against anybody from going real reduced.
Just a handful of gamers are substandard in the 3rd round, led by Viktor Hovland at 2 under with 4 openings to play.
Tiger Woods is also via his very first 4 openings after bogeying No. 1 and also recovering with a birdie at the par-5 secondly.
Scottie Scheffler entered the day with a record-tying five-stroke lead via 36 openings. Woods is 9 shots back.
Tiger Woods has actually embarked on in the 3rd round of the Masters, seeking to cut right into a nine-stroke deficiency in between him and also 36-hole leader Scottie Scheffler.
In his very first main event because a dreadful auto accident almost 14 months earlier, Woods made his 22nd successive cut at Augusta National.
Winning a 6th eco-friendly coat will certainly be far more tough.
Woods starts the round with a 1-over 145 rating. Scheffler goes to 8 under, 5 shots free from the area and also matching the biggest 36-hole lead in event background.
Just one gamer that formerly constructed such a large margin at the middle stopped working to take place to win the eco-friendly coat.
Nevertheless, Woods thinks he still takes a crack at in the tough problems.
” It’s mosting likely to fast, and also I require to head out there and also place myself there,” he stated “If you’re within 5 or 6 on that particular back 9 entering into Sunday, you have actually obtained a possibility. I simply require to obtain there.”
It appears like a difficult day for going reduced at Augusta National.
With unseasonably awesome temperature levels and also a rigid wind whipping throughout the training course, the same level will likely be a great rating in the 3rd round of the Masters.
Half the area has actually embarked on up until now. Si Woo Kim made an eagle at No. 2 to return to also par general, yet just 3 various other gamers are substandard in the beginning of the round.
Scottie Scheffler embarks on at 2:50 p.m. EDT, having actually a developed a record-tying five-stroke lead via 36 openings.
The Masters champion obtains a gold medal, an eco-friendly coat, a life time invite back to Augusta National and also a sterling silver prize.
And also this year, even more cash than anybody has actually ever before won at the Masters.
Augusta National revealed Saturday that the champion of this year’s event obtains $2.7 million out of a complete bag of $15 million. Both are event documents.
It has to do with a 30% rise over in 2014, when Hideki Matsuyama obtained $2.07 million from a handbag of $11.5 million.
In regards to overall bucks, it’s without a doubt the largest 1 year rise in Masters background. Percentage-wise, the event saw a larger dive from 1982 to 1983, when the bag and also champion’s share both enhanced around 40%. The champion in 1982 obtained $64,000; the champion in 1983 obtained $90,000.
The Masters bag and also first-place check currently match what is used at the very first 2 quits of the FedEx Mug Championship– the St. Jude Champion and also the BMW Champion.
If Tiger Woods ends up 8th or much better, he’ll overshadow $10 million in profession Masters profits alone. A solo 8th surface would certainly pay $465,000. Woods entered today with $9,556,069 won in his Masters profession, without a doubt one of the most in event background.
It is bright, it is freezing and also the 3rd round of the Masters has actually begun at Augusta National.
The temperature level remained in the reduced 50’s when play obtained underway for the day on Saturday, unseasonably awesome. The rainfall from earlier in the week is lengthy gone, with puffy clouds the only point obstructing the sight of blue skies over the Masters.
Scottie Scheffler has a five-shot lead entering into the 3rd round. He does not embark on up until 2:50 p.m. and also will certainly have fun with Charl Schwartzel.
Tiger Woods is 9 shots back to begin the day. He embarks on at 1 p.m.
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