Eight Players Within Five Strokes of the Lead After Day 3 at the Masters

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Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA — April 14, 2024

They call Saturday moving day on the PGA Tour. So, who were the movers on Day Three at the Masters?

Chris Kirk was the biggest positive mover of the day. He jumped 24 positions by shooting a four-under-par score of 68, which tied Tony Finau for the low round of the day. Unfortunately, Kirk’s first two rounds were a 74 and a 75, leaving him at one over par for the tournament. Kirk is tied for 16th but trails the leader by eight strokes.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, Kurt Kitayama dropped 35 positions. Starting the day at even par and tied for 15th, Kitayama posted a 10 over par 82 and slid into a tie for 50th place.

Tiger Woods was a mover—but in the wrong direction. After making the cut for the 24th straight time, Augusta patrons were hoping for a Saturday-Sunday charge into contention. Tiger dropped 30 positions, tying Kitayama and two other golfers for the high score of the day (82).

Moving to the Top of the Leaderboard

Scottie Scheffler moved around the course a lot. His score of 71 placed him into sole possession of the lead at seven-under-par. But it took a lot of work to get there. Sheffler’s round included an eagle, four birdies, three bogeys, and a double bogey.

Collin Morikawa started the day tied for fifth at three-under-par. Four birdies and a bogey in his first eight holes were followed by 10 straight pars as he moved into second at six under.

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Max Homa dropped a stroke. A bogey on the par three 12th hole was the only misstep on a scorecard that featured 17 pars. He occupies third place at five under.

Ludvig Aberg is fourth at four under. Bryson DeChambeau continues to move down the leaderboard. After an opening round 65, he has posted scores of 73 and 75. At three under, DeChambeau is still in the running if he can find his game from Thursday.

Nicolai Hojgaard, Xander Schauffele, and Cam Davis are five strokes off the lead and tied for sixth at 2 under. If any of the trio can put together a string of birdies, they could be a factor in the outcome.

Sunday at the Masters is a pressure cooker. Who can survive the heat of competition and grab the green jacket? Can’t wait to find out.

Third-Round Leaderboard at the 2024 Masters

Position Player To Par Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Tee Time Total
1 Scottie Scheffler -7 66 72 71 2:35 PM 209
2 Collin Morikawa -6 71 70 69 2:35 PM 210
3 Max Homa -5 67 71 73 2:25 PM 211
4 Ludvig Aberg -4 73 69 70 2:25 PM 212
5 Bryson DeChambeau -3 65 73 75 2:15 PM 213
T6 Nicolai Hojgaard -2 67 73 74 2:05 PM 214
T6 Xander Schauffele -2 72 72 70 2:15 PM 214
T6 Cam Davis -2 69 72 73 2:05 PM 214
T9 Cameron Young -1 70 73 72 1:45 PM 215
T9 Tommy Fleetwood -1 72 71 72 1:45 PM 215
T9 Byeong Hun An -1 70 73 72 1:55 PM 215
T9 Cameron Smith -1 71 72 72 1:55 PM 215
T13 Patrick Cantlay E 71 75 70 1:25 PM 216
T13 Adam Schenk E 73 71 72 1:15 PM 216
T13 Lucas Glover E 71 73 72 1:25 PM 216
T16 Patrick Reed 1 74 70 73 1:05 PM 217
T16 Matt Fitzpatrick 1 71 73 73 1:05 PM 217
T16 Chris Kirk 1 74 75 68 1:15 PM 217
T16 Matthieu Pavon 1 70 73 74 12:55 PM 217
20 Sepp Straka 2 73 71 74 12:55 PM 218
T21 Joaquin Niemann 3 70 78 71 12:45 PM 219
T21 Rory McIlroy 3 71 77 71 12:45 PM 219
T21 Tyrrell Hatton 3 72 74 73 12:35 PM 219
T21 Danny Willett 3 68 75 76 12:25 PM 219
T21 Will Zalatoris 3 70 77 72 12:35 PM 219
T26 Ryan Fox 4 69 74 77 12:05 PM 220
T26 Adam Scott 4 76 74 70 12:25 PM 220
T28 Hideki Matsuyama 5 76 74 71 11:55 AM 221
T28 Akshay Bhatia 5 72 75 74 11:35 AM 221
T28 Jon Rahm 5 73 76 72 11:45 AM 221
T28 Tony Finau 5 71 78 72 11:45 AM 221
T28 Rickie Fowler 5 76 74 71 12:05 PM 221
T28 Harris English 5 72 74 75 11:35 AM 221
T28 Luke List 5 75 75 71 11:55 AM 221
T28 Taylor Moore 5 71 75 75 11:25 AM 221
T36 Phil Mickelson 6 73 75 74 11:15 AM 222
T36 Shane Lowry 6 73 74 75 11:15 AM 222
T36 Corey Conners 6 70 76 76 11:05 AM 222
T36 Brooks Koepka 6 73 73 76 11:05 AM 222
T36 Sahith Theegala 6 74 74 74 11:25 AM 222
T41 Keegan Bradley 7 78 71 74 10:35 AM 223
T41 Si Woo Kim 7 74 76 73 10:45 AM 223
T41 J.T. Poston 7 75 74 74 10:45 AM 223
T41 Min Woo Lee 7 74 74 75 10:35 AM 223
T45 Jason Day 8 75 73 76 10:25 AM 224
T45 Russell Henley 8 73 77 74 10:25 AM 224
T47 Erik van Rooyen 9 71 76 78 10:05 AM 225
T47 Jose Maria Olazabal 9 77 73 75 10:15 AM 225
T47 Camilo Villegas 9 74 75 76 10:15 AM 225
T50 Eric Cole 10 73 72 81 10:05 AM 226
T50 Kurt Kitayama 10 71 73 82 9:55 AM 226
T52 Tiger Woods 11 73 72 82 9:35 AM 227
T52 Thorbjorn Olesen 11 71 79 77 9:55 AM 227
T52 Tom Kim 11 72 78 77 9:45 AM 227
T52 Denny McCarthy 11 74 74 79 9:45 AM 227
T52 Neal Shipley 11 71 76 80 9:35 AM 227
T57 Jake Knapp 12 74 76 78 9:25 AM 228
T57 Grayson Murray 12 76 74 78 9:25 AM 228
T59 Vijay Singh 14 75 73 82 9:15 AM 230
T59 Adam Hadwin 14 75 73 82 9:15 AM 230