Jumpy Jordan Spieth still hanging on to The Masters lead after three rounds at windy Augusta.
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Jordan dropped three shots on his last two holes in the third round of The Masters, or he would have a commanding lead heading into the final round tomorrow. A +1 over par 73 today, for tournament total of -3 under, means he only has a one shot advantage starting the last round tomorrow;
“I played better than I scored today.”
“It was a really tough finish to go from holding a four-shot lead and being in a very similar position to last year to where all of a sudden now it’s anyone’s game, so it’s tough to swallow that.”
“I’m in the lead after 54 holes. If you told me that at the beginning of the week, I’d be obviously be very pleased. So it’s mixed feelings right now.”
“I played a really, really solid round, with just two bad shots at the end of the round.”
“If I look at it that way, we’re in good position. It just stinks that my score doesn’t reflect the way I played.”
Smylie Kaufman holds second place at -2 under par, he carded a wonderful -3 under par 69 in the very tough conditions.
Another under par player on the day was Bernhard Langer,
Bernhard Langer sizes up a putt / Getty Images
the veteran golfer turned to his experience to card a -2 under par 70, to post -1 under for the competition, and tie for third place with Hideki Matsuyama, even par 72 today.
Another shot back, at even par for the tournament, and T5, are Jason Day -1 under 71 today, Dustin Johnson and Danny Willett who both returned third round scores of even par 72.
Rory McIlroy had another of those days he would rather forget, +5 over par 77 today, dropping back to +2 over par for the tournament and T11 with Daniel Berger.
The way things are going this title is still up for grabs, anyone who shoots a low round tomorrow will put pressure on the rest. Rory could do that, and post a good score early on for the rest to catch.