How often do comebacks happen at The Masters?

We look at where all 21st century winners were after the Third Round

BY Daniel Kelly 15:20 Sunday 9 April 2017, 15:20 9 Apr 2017

Adam Scott can win his second Masters on Sunday. Picture by: Curtis Compton/Zuma Press/PA Images

Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia start the final round of The Masters as one-shot leaders.

The duo lead the packed field, with Rickie Fowler in third place. Overall, there are eight players within five shots of the lead.

The greatest Masters 54-hole comeback came in 1956, when Jack Burke Jr. defeated Ken Venturi by a shot, despite starting the final round eight-shots back. Venturi shot an 80, while Burke went around Augusta in 71, to win by a shot on +1.

As recently as 1996, Nick Faldo overcame a five-shot deficit going into the final round, to defeat Greg Norman. Such was Norman's implosion, Faldo won by five strokes.

Ahead of Sunday's final round, every player that is under-par can claim to have a chance of winning the season's opening major.

Masters winners: (54 hole non-leaders in bold)

2016: Danny Willett 3-shot deficit, Started T5

2015: Jordan Spieth 4-shot leader

2014: Bubba Watson, Joint Leader

2013: Adam Scott, 1-shot deficit, def. Started T3

2012: Bubba Watson, 3-shot deficit,  Started 4th Place

2011: Charl Schwartzel, 4-shot deficit, Started T2

2010: Phil Mickelson, 1-shot deficit, Started 2nd Place

2009: Angel Cabrera, Joint-Leader

2008: Trevor Immelmann, 2-shot leader

2007: Zach Johnson, 2-shot deficit, Started T4

2006: Phil Mickelson, 1-shot leader lead

2005: Tiger Woods, 3-shot leader lead

2004: Phil Mickelson, Joint Leader

2003: Mike Weir, 2-shot deficit, Started 2nd Place

2002: Tiger Woods, Joint Leader

2001: Tiger Woods, 1-shot leader

2000: Vijay Singh, 3-shot leader

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