The third round of the Masters takes place on Saturday at the Augusta National, and the best story of the week continues as Tiger Woods was cut off 14 months after a horrific car accident.
After a top-down second round of four in the first five overs and a total of six, the five-time Masters champion also hit four birdies and finished the 1-over with 36 holes.
World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler shot 2021 champion Hidegi Matsuyama, 2011 champion Charles Swartzel, Shane Lori and Chungje Im to make it to the bottom of the eight with five shots to spare and run with the competition.
Five players took the lead by five strokes after 36 runs in the Masters, with all but one winning in 1936 except Harry Cooper.
Woods and Kevin Kissner will practice for ET at 1 p.m., while Scheffler and Swartz will have tea at 2:50 p.m.
Climbing on the leaderboard
There is finally a movement on the moving day.
Justin Thomas turned the second and third holes into a bird to get under 3. Danny Willet, Will Saladoris and Corey Connors had a stroke after the early birds. But everyone has a lot of pitches, and Scotty Scheffler sat in a five-stroke presence before advancing to the third round.
Tiger Woods’ short game is in excellent shape.
Bar-4 no. Leaving his second shot in the green at 7, Woods played a beautiful flop shot that landed just 3 feet from the pin. He tapped it into another equalizer.
A five-time Masters champion, he is playing his first notable match since breaking his right leg in a February 2021 car accident. He seemed to have worked harder than the previous two days, and his depression was evident when he walked up to the seventh green after hitting the flop shot.
Woods Day 2 Over.
Tiger Woods came close to coming out of another bunker, this time Bar-3 no. At 6.
Woods’ shot from the sand left him a foot away from the hole, and he saved it easily.
Tiger Woods would love to take that one step back.
Bar-5 no. Woods normally hit the ball that looked like Jimmy Foot to the three-foot bogey in the 5th. But the ball bounced off the back of the cup, and he was injured in his first double-bogey. Week.
This is the second time he has hit four times in the Masters, and the other came in 13th in 2005 in the first round. Woods did not hit three in his first two rounds, but now put up three and one before making four-turns.
No. 1 put three for a bogey.
A textbook-perfect chip shot allowed Tiger Woods to save evenly on Bar-3 No.4.
Woods examined the air for several seconds before using 5 wood from the tea. The shot went to the left and landed behind the Greenside bunker. But Woods chipped in at 3 feet and made the boot easy to stay in even that day.
If Woods believes he should catch Scotty Schiffler, the birds should start making. Or other golfers in front of him. But there is little movement in “Moving Day” and some players can create more ground in cooler conditions.
Look at the two boots
The end of the hole was better than the beginning.
No. At 3 his tee shot traveled to the left and landed several rows deep in the gallery, with Tiger Woods putting two from the bottom of the green. He day too.
Return to equilibrium
Timing is everything.
If Tiger Woods wants to compete again in the Masters, he must take advantage of the Bar-5s at Augusta National. He’s off to a good start on Saturday, getting the first bird of the week at No.2.
Woods drilled almost out of the greenside bunker, but it did not fall as the ball rolled to the edge of the cup. Instead of an eagle, he had an easy bird boot that got him back even that day.
That bird played in the Woods Bar-5s under-2 the week before Saturday. The five-time Masters champion knows better than anyone the importance of using Bar-5. In his previous 23 appearances at the Augusta National, he had more eagles (12) and birds (180) than he did at Bar-5s (142).
At No. 1, Tiger Woods’ struggles continue.
Woods started his third round with a three-foot bogey, equalizing the left edge of his 10-foot cup. This is his second boogie number of the week. 1, which has a long history of tricking him. In 93 rounds at the Augusta National, a five-time Masters champion he drove Bar-4 just eight times while making 24 bogies.
Woods started the day with 1 over, nine strokes behind skipper Scottie Scheffler, but was four behind the second-placed team.
Ice therapy is an important part of Tiger Woods’ post-round recovery. The story is different before he plays.
When he arrived at the Augusta National training area on Saturday, Woods reached into his bag and pulled out a pair of rain pants. With the wind cold and heavy rain forecast, the five-time Masters champion did not take the chances of the rebuilt right leg being cold and hard before the start of the third round.
Woods leaves Saturday at 1 p.m. He is 1 over in the first two rounds, nine strokes behind skipper Scotty Scheffler, but four trailing for second-placed team.
After breaking his right leg in a February 2021 car crash, Woods’ first notable match was the Masters. Woods said the damage to his leg was so severe he was initially afraid of being amputated, and it was only a matter of months before he was able to walk again.
He has done a lot of physical therapy and has been told to follow his rounds “with a lot of ice”. This helps to reduce the swelling and fatigue in his right leg caused by walking more than 4 miles in the Rolling Augusta National course.
The winner of the 2022 Masters will receive $ 2.7 million, bringing the total prize money to $ 15 million. Last year’s winner Hidegi Matsuyama won $ 2.07 million out of a total purse of $ 11.5 million.
Second place was $ 1.62 million and third place was $ 1.02 million. The last or 50th ranked golfer will earn $ 37,800. The remaining golfers will receive cash prizes ranging from $ 36,900 downwards depending on the score.
– Scooby Action
The third round is underway
The weekend has come, and the third round of the 86th Masters is underway. McKenzie Hughes and Adam Scott opened the game with a 4-over draw.
Of course, everyone is watching Scotty Scheffler, who scored 67 in Friday’s round. He is under 8, five shots ahead of defending champion Hidegi Matsuyama, Shane Lori, Charles Swartzel and first-round champion Chungje Im. .
Tiger fights the weekend at the Woods Masters
Augusta, ca. – A strange thing happened when Tiger Woods was falling for the Masters on Friday. He did not.
Struggling on a windy, cold day and graying for hours, his face froze in pain for most of the day as the 46-year-old Woods somehow managed to cross his path easily in a challenging second round. His first match after the November 2020 Masters.
One sentence to repeat: Tiger Woods made the cut at Masters 14 months after his SUV crash, broke his right leg, and feared he might lose a leg or never walk again.
This is not easy; He got off to a terrific start by scoring four of the first five runs on Friday, returning to his amateur days in 1995 with his worst start in 92 rounds at the Masters. But he later said how he fought, creating four birds in a row. Complete-hole extension with 2 over rounds 74 for a 36-hole total of 1 over.
– Christine Brennan
The big names missed the cut
Some big names not playing on the weekends:
Jordan Spite: Just like he did in 2016, Speed threw two balls into the 12th hole at Race Creek. His final hole double bogey sent him packing with 76.
Brooks Copca: A four-time Major Champion, he has scored 12 runs in 12 of his last 16 openings, making just one bird in each of his two rounds and going home after two scores of 75.
Bryce Tsambo: The 2020 US Open winner has played just 13 rounds this year as he has struggled with arm, wrist and hip injuries. After opening with 76, he made only one bird in the second round and signed his first 80 on the PGA Tour.
Xander Schauffele: The Olympic gold medalist made only one bird in 36 holes.
– Steve DiMaglio, Golfweek
The presence of the tiger leads to great estimates
ESPN announced a 21% increase over 2021 opening day viewership and the largest television audience in the first round since 2018.
Since he suffered a serious leg injury in a 2021 car crash, Woods has played the final hole of his first round, with its nearly five-hour Thursday broadcast reaching 3.6 million viewers between 4:15 and 4:29 pm ET.
The average viewer in the first round last year was 2.3 million.
– Jason Lusk, Golfweek