Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia lead The Masters

There are eight players within five shots of the lead

BY Daniel Kelly 09:29 Sunday 9 April 2017, 9:29 9 Apr 2017

Picture by: Matt Slocum/AP/Press Association Images

Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia will take a one-shot lead into the final round of The Masters. Both men lie on -6, with Rickie Fowler leading the chasing pack on -5.

Rose, who started the day three off the lead, set the clubhouse lead for Garcia to match after an excellent back-nine around Augusta. The former US Open winner, and Olympic gold medallist recorded birdies on his final two holes, in a back-nine of -5, to book his spot in Sunday's final group. His 67 was the best round of the day.

Garcia, who started the third round in a four-way tie for the lead on -4, had a steady day around Augusta, as others falted. Missing numerous birdie chances on the front nine, the Spaniard shot four birdies and two bogeys to maintain his spot at the top of the leaderboard.

Rickie Fowler leads the chasing pack on -5. The popular American shot four birdies and three bogeys for a 71, and sole third place.

There is a three-way tie for fourth on -4. 2015 champion Jordan Spieth shot a tremendous 68, which included five birdies. Spieth ended the first round ten shots off the lead.

Charley Hoffman shot a level-par round of 72, to remain on -4, despite starting the third round as co-leader. He led for the majority of the round, but a double-bogey on the 16th, pushed him down the leaderboard.

Ryan Moore completes the top-four. The American Ryder Cup player quietly worked his way up the leaderboard after a third round of 69.

There are only ten players under-par overall, with former Masters winners Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel on -3 and -2 respectively.

Ryder Cup partners Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters complete the top-ten on -1. The duo are five shots of the lead, and have an outside shot of winning the green jacket.

Rory McIlroy will start his final round on level par. The Hollywood golfer shot four birdies on the way to a -1 round on 71.


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