Saturday at The Masters

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Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA — April 13, 2019

They call Saturday, “moving day” at the Masters. Because players either move up the leader board and into contention. Or fall off costing themselves any chance at a Green Jacket.

With 5 players atop the board at 7 under after Friday’s 2nd round, the question was who would add more red numbers and who might sink back into the field. Webb Simpson pushed the lead to 9 under, shooting a 64. Simpson’s round was 1 off the club record of 63. Three straight birdies to close out the front nine, combined with 3 more and an eagle on the back nine made him the leader in the clubhouse.

Webb Simpson reacts to his putt on the No. 18 green during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Photo Credit: Tom Rossini / Augusta National

Tony Finau also shot a 64. He birdied the first 3 holes, added another on the 6th, then made eagle on number 8 to shoot 6 under 30 on the front. Birdies on the par 5s, 13 and 15, gave him the 8 under total for the day. Starting the day off at 3 under, Finau moved atop the leader board at 11 under.

Tony Finau plays a stroke on hole No. 17 during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Photo Credit: Tom Rossini / Augusta National

Patrick Cantlay was the 3rd player on the day to flirt with a record score. He started at 2 over, finished at 6 under, and is tied for 15th. Possibly within striking range with another great score tomorrow.

Patrick Cantlay plays a stroke from the No. 2 tee during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Photo Credit: Hunter Martin / Augusta National

Favorites Going Into Sunday

Tiger Woods joined Finau at 11 under after carding a 67, the 3rd day in a row he has lowered his score.

Masters champion Tiger Woods walks onto No. 18 hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Photo Credit: Chris Trotman / Augusta National

The star of the day was Francesco Molinari, the co-leader at 7 under after Friday’s round. Molinari’s round of 66 included 6 birdies, with 4 in a row on holes 12 to 15. With just a single bogey, in the first round, Molinari is on a roll. Can he maintain it as the pressure of the final day at Augusta ramps up Sunday morning?

Francesco Molinari of Italy and his caddie Pello Iguaran on hole No. 15 during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood / Augusta National

Time Change

Due to expected poor weather Sunday afternoon, Augusta National has moved the starting time of the final round to 7:30 am. Players will be grouped in threesomes and tee off from both the 1st and 10th tees. CBS live coverage begins at 9:00 am. The club believes this is the best way to attempt finishing the tournament on Sunday.

The Leader Board

Position PLAYER To Par Today R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Francesco Molinari -13 -6 70 67 66 203
T2 Tony Finau -11 -8 71 70 64 205
T2 Tiger Woods -11 -5 70 68 67 205
4 Brooks Koepka -10 -3 66 71 69 206
T5 Webb Simpson -9 -8 72 71 64 207
T5 Ian Poulter -9 -4 68 71 68 207
T7 Matt Kuchar -8 -4 71 69 68 208
T7 Justin Harding -8 -2 69 69 70 208
T7 Xander Schauffele -8 -2 73 65 70 208
T7 Louis Oosthuizen -8 -1 71 66 71 208
T7 Dustin Johnson -8 -2 68 70 70 208
T12 Rickie Fowler -7 -4 70 71 68 209
T12 Adam Scott -7 E 69 68 72 209
T14 Patrick Cantlay -6 -8 73 73 64 210
T14 Thorbjorn Olesen -6 -4 71 71 68 210
T14 Justin Thomas -6 -3 73 68 69 210
T14 Phil Mickelson -6 -2 67 73 70 210
T14 Jon Rahm -6 -1 69 70 71 210
T14 Jason Day -6 1 70 67 73 210
T20 Bubba Watson -5 -5 72 72 67 211
T20 Lucas Bjerregaard -5 -3 70 72 69 211
T22 Jordan Spieth -4 -3 75 68 69 212
T22 Tommy Fleetwood -4 -2 71 71 70 212
T22 Corey Conners -4 -1 70 71 71 212
T25 Henrik Stenson -3 -5 74 72 67 213
T25 Hideki Matsuyama -3 -4 75 70 68 213
T25 Cameron Smith -3 -3 70 74 69 213
T25 Matthew Fitzpatrick -3 -4 78 67 68 213
T25 Kevin Tway -3 -2 72 71 70 213
T25 Patton Kizzire -3 1 70 70 73 213
T31 Aaron Wise -2 -4 75 71 68 214
T31 Marc Leishman -2 -2 72 72 70 214
T31 Si Woo Kim -2 -2 72 72 70 214
T31 Kyle Stanley -2 -2 72 72 70 214
T31 Viktor Hovland (a) -2 -1 72 71 71 214
T31 Charley Hoffman -2 E 71 71 72 214
T31 Kevin Kisner -2 E 69 73 72 214
T31 Bryson DeChambeau -2 1 66 75 73 214
T39 Takumi Kanaya (a) -1 -4 73 74 68 215
T39 Rory McIlroy -1 -1 73 71 71 215
T39 Keegan Bradley -1 -1 76 68 71 215
T39 Gary Woodland -1 2 70 71 74 215
T43 Jimmy Walker E E 72 72 72 216
T43 J.B. Holmes E 2 70 72 74 216
T43 Charles Howell III E 4 73 67 76 216
T43 Kiradech Aphibarnrat E 3 69 72 75 216
T47 Kevin Na 1 1 71 73 73 217
T47 Alvaro Ortiz (a) 1 1 73 71 73 217
T47 Patrick Reed 1 2 73 70 74 217
T50 Devon Bling (a) 2 -1 74 73 71 218
T50 Keith Mitchell 2 E 72 74 72 218
T50 Tyrrell Hatton 2 E 73 73 72 218
T50 Andrew Landry 2 1 72 73 73 218
T50 Satoshi Kodaira 2 1 75 70 73 218
T50 Bernhard Langer 2 3 71 72 75 218
T50 Rafael Cabrera Bello 2 3 73 70 75 218
T57 Eddie Pepperell 3 E 74 73 72 219
T57 Branden Grace 3 E 72 75 72 219
T57 Martin Kaymer 3 E 73 74 72 219
T57 Li Haotong 3 1 72 74 73 219
T61 Emiliano Grillo 4 1 72 75 73 220
T61 Zach Johnson 4 1 74 73 73 220
T63 Billy Horschel 5 2 72 75 74 221
T63 Trevor Immelman 5 3 74 72 75 221
65 Alexander Noren 6 3 75 72 75 222