The second last day of this year’s Masters have been hit by wet weather once again at Augusta National where we had to squeeze in some catch up time from Friday’s 2nd Round before players below the Top 50, who missed the cut, had to leave the golf course ahead of the Round 3 start right away. But then there’s more of the same interrupted drama as not only these players will have to get through the leftover Day 3’s play done tomorrow AM, but also the full final round later in the afternoon as well to cap off such an up and down few days of major C’ship golf.
Now the makeup of the final Day 3 leaderboard hasn’t been finished yet but Brooks Koepka is still your leader at -13 ahead of Jon Rahm in 2nd (-9). And amateur Sam Bennett (-6) still hopes to turn things around from 3rd & go after Koepka & Rahm for the top spot despite his poor start of back-to-back bogeys. Then there’s more people coming in and out of the Top 5-10 apart from Koepka & Rahm – maybe Bennett if he can pull off a masterstroke Round 3 spell – with Patrick Cantlay & reigning US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick emerging into the Top 4 as of late at -4 alongside Collin Morikawa & Viktor Hovland.
And we still have three Aussies & one Kiwi in the mix despite little upturn in progress if they want to wrap up on a high even as outside contenders.
Good to see NZ’s Ryan Fox improving up a few spots to Tied 14th (-3), even though he had two bogeys in between the first nine & still has 7 holes left to finish after a great two days out. Jason Day is still holding on the Top 10 places in Tied 8th, but his shift earlier today hasn’t been the same so far with just one birdie on the Par 5 2nd. And so does Adam Scott where he regressed massively from a 1st half Top 10 to now Tied 28th, while there’s not much progress from Cam Smith in Tied 23rd.