It is often said in the world of golf that Saturday, the day marked for the third day in a tournament, is the day of the movement. And the Masters It sublimated that expression, once again becoming the Augusta National in the seat of a beautiful battle of birdies among the best bombers in the world. Francesco Molinari He took the glory and faces the last day as leader and main favorite, but it was Tiger Woods the one that generated more noise from a public given to his idol.
The Italian signed 66 strokes and set the pace with his -13, unattainable at the moment for his rivals. After winning the last British with an exhibition, doubts about his performance on the last day of a big one have long since disappeared. He will try again this Sunday, which will be different in Augusta due to a storm that is scheduled in the afternoon. The organization has advanced the exits and the players will form groups of 3 and will play for the tee of the 1 and the 10. Inaudito in a place where the traditions send over everything else.
Jon Rahm could not participate in the feast of birdies
But if there was a protagonist yesterday in the Masters was none other than Tiger Woods, who slipped into the last game with another day to remember, which put him on the path of breaking his 11-year drought without winning a Grand Slam tournament . The Californian signed a 67-punch card with a single fault, on his damn hole 5, and with two strokes of the handicap he will lead the charge against Molinari. He will not be alone.
The spectacular results that occurred yesterday at the Masters were led by Tony Finau, Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay doing spectacular 64 hits (-8). The first two will start today with all the options to win the tournament.
In Spanish key, the only one that was in position to battle with all these beasts was Jon Rahm but the Basque did not catch the feast of birdies that was lived in the Augusta National and practically said goodbye to all his options to debut in a big with his card of 71 strokes. The competition is too fierce and the distance too big to dream of a miracle.
Third day classification
1. Francesco Molinari (203 hits)
2. Tiger Woods (205)
2. Tony Finau
4. Brooks Kopeka (206)
5. Webb Simpson (207)
5. Ian Poulter