Saturday seemingly had something for everyone at the Masters, including the promise of more to come in the final round of the major tournament Sunday at Augusta National.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Justin Rose had a back-nine charge so common at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia finally caught a good break in a major tournament.
Jordan Spieth got his name high on those famous white leaderboards, the only spot he has ever occupied on the weekend at the Masters, and one of the players he was tied with was Ryan Moore of Puyallup.
Saturday seemingly had something for everyone at the Masters, including the promise of more to come in the final round.
“Saturday’s gone and now Sunday’s coming — a very exciting Sunday,” Garcia said after making a 7-foot par putt on the final hole for a 2-under-par 70 to share the lead with Rose. “Just make sure we have a good chance coming into the last five or six holes, and see what happens.”
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Garcia, the most vexed player without a major in his generation, hung his head when a 4-iron from the first cut of rough on the par-5 13th hole came out soft and disappeared into the tributary of Rae’s Creek in front of the green. Just his luck, the ball bounced softly off the bank and stayed up, and from there the Spaniard hit a tough chip to tap-in range to turn a potential bogey into a birdie.
Rose was somewhat of an afterthought, five shots behind, when his tee shot to a left pin on the par-3 12th dropped in 5 feet from the hole for the first of five birdies on the back nine. He took care of the par 5s and then finished with a 20-foot birdie on the 17th hole and a 12-foot birdie on the 18th for a 67 that was the best round of the day.
Rose has a share of the 54-hole lead for the first time in a major. The Englishman also has a U.S. Open title from Merion in Pennsylvania and an 2016 Olympic gold medal from Rio. And when he surveyed the landscape,…