Saturday Recap at the Masters: Jordan Spieth Leads

Apr 9, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Bernhard Langer hits out of a bunker on the 2nd hole during the third round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Players battled wind once again on Saturday as the leaderboard got tighter and a familiar Masters champion from the past emerged. Youngster Smylie Kaufman, in his first Masters appearance, surprised everyone following a three under 69 to put him at two under for the tournament and into the final group on Sunday.

Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Rory McIlroy falls apart

Rory once again fell apart on number 10 at Augusta National, when he hooked his tee shot and ended up with a bogey. He then hooked his tee shot on 11 and hit his second shot into the water and finished the hole with a double bogey six, which moved him to two over for the tournament. McIlroy was unable to card a single birdie for the round. We will have to wait another year to see if McIlroy can complete the career grand slam, unless he can come up with something special on Sunday.

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Bernhard Langer is in contention once again at Augusta National

The 58 year old German and two time Masters Champion surprised everyone on Saturday and fired a two under 70 to finish the day in third place. Langer had an exciting back nine as he birdied 13, 14 and 15. Here is the video of his chip in at 14:

Jordan Spieth leads another round at the Masters

Spieth takes a lead into Masters sunday once again despite an up and down round. He had five birdies, but also double bogied 11 and 18 to shoot a one over 73. He will take a one shot lead over Kaufman into Sunday.

Hideki Matsuyama emerges as Spieth’s biggest threat

The 24 year old star from Japan played very well on Saturday and at one point in the round got it to three under par and just one back of the lead. Matsuyama bogied 16 and 17, but still finished at one under for the tournament. He will play in the penultimate group on Sunday with Bernhard Langer.

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