The Masters R3 LIVE updates
The Masters R3 LIVE updates

Masters Round 3: LIVE scores, updates from Augusta National

Welcome to LIVE Round 3 updates from The Masters at Augusta National.

  • Third round starts at 9.35am local time (2.35pm UK) 
  • Masters R3 Tee Times
  • Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm well off the pace 
  • Tiger Woods on the cusp of the top 20 
  • Three-way tie for the lead heading into R3 with American trio Scottie Scheffler, Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa out in front on 6-under par
13 Apr 2024
Steady stuff from Max Homa

Homa is ticking along nicely, with his sixth par in a row coming on the 6th hole.

The popular American is only one shot back from the leader, Scottie Scheffler. 

It's fair to say the patrons would go wild if he could record his first major victory this week.

Max Homa
Max Homa
Take a bow Shane Lowry

The Irishman holes out from distance on the 14th hole for an eagle to move to +4 for the week. 

Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry
Tight at the top

Scottie Scheffler bogeys the fourth hole to move back to -7.

It's all getting quite congested at the top of the leaderboard. 

Morikawa, Homa, and DeChambeau can all breathe a sigh of relief at seeing Scheffler drop a shot. 

Leaderboard at 20:27 BST

Scheffler -8 (3)

Morikawa -6 (4)

Homa -6 (2)

DeChambeau -6 (2)

Fox -4 (6)

Dangerous signs for the field

Scheffler holes a 40ft birdie putt on the 3rd hole to take a two-shot lead at the top.

If his putter stays hot this weekend, the field could be in real trouble.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler
Morikawa on the march

Three birdies in a row leave Morikawa only one shot back from the lead.

Having shown no form this season, the American is proving that form is temporary, but class is permanent. 

Morikawa making moves

The two-time major champion makes a birdie on the 2nd hole to move two shots back from the leader, Scottie Scheffler.

Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa
Moving day is fully underway

Every group is out on the course now.

The finest weekend of golf is upon us.

I can barely contain my excitement. 

My fiancee is sadly less excited about the evening's action.

It's as if she has no idea history will be made this weekend. 

Back-to-back doubles for Woods

Two double bogeys on the bounce mean Woods has dropped right down the leaderboard to 43rd.

It looks like yesterday's golfing marathon could be taking its toll on the five-time Masters champion.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Scheffler takes the lead

Scottie Scheffler birdies the first hole to take a solo lead at -7.

A miraculous chip shot from the left of the green skips across the putting surface and hits the bottom of the cup.

Can anyone stop the Scheff this week?

Simply stunning golf from the world No.1.

Fox on a roll

Three birdies in a row mean Ryan Fox is now only two shots back from the leaders. 

Fox would be the first player from New Zealand to slip on the green jacket if he can continue his fine form over the weekend. 

Ryan Fox
Ryan Fox
Cam Smith could be dangerous this weekend

The Australian has flown under the radar this week, but two birdies in his first three holes mean he's very much in contention. 

Smith finished second in 2020, so he certainly knows how to put together some low-scoring over the weekend. 

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
Willett has it stuck in reverse

Danny Willett makes back-to-back bogeys on the first two holes to drop back to +1 for the week.

His playing partner Ryan Fox has started well, making birdies on the first two to leave him three shots back from the leaders. 

Jonny Percival taking the helm

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Jonny Percival here to take you through the evening's action.

Strap in for an action-packed third round.

Less wind, but still very tough

Matsuyama and Fowler are the only two players to shoot under par so far on day three following rounds of 1-under 71.

Fowler and Matsuyama are both well out of contention though at 5-over par for the tournament. 

There is nowhere near as much wind as Thursday and Friday but the course is still playing very difficult judging by the early scores. 

The leading groups are just heading out onto the course. 

Bogeys for Woods and Hatton at 4

Not the start Woods was looking for as he drops a shot at the tricky par-3 4th to fall back to 2-over par for the tournament.

Hatton also bogeys the hole to move back to 1-over par. 

Schauffele moves into the red
Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele drops a birdie home on the par-4 3rd to move it to 1-under par for the day and for the tournament. 

Schauffele is now five shots off the pace as he looks to land his maiden major title. 

The final groups are now heading out onto the golf course.

Get the beers out the fridge, fire up the kettle or order that takeaway, and get set for third round fireworks at The Masters.

Par, Par start for Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has opened with two pars to remain at 1-over par for the tournament. 

His playing partner Tyrrell Hatton has birdied the 1st and 3rd to move to level par. 

McIlroy and Rahm continue to struggle

It's unlikely going to be the week for either defending champion Jon Rahm or career grand slam-chaser Rory McIlroy. 

Rahm and McIlroy are both 1-over par for the round thru 8 and 7 holes respectively. 

McIlroy is 5-over par for the tournament, with Rahm at 6-over par. 

Not a good week for two of the tournament favourites. 

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Another birdie for Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama has made a third birdie of the round at the 9th to move to 3-under par for the day and 3-over in the tournament.

Matsuyama has made the biggest move so far on day three. 

Elsewhere, Rory McIlroy bogeyed the 1st but then bounced back with a birdie at the par-5 2nd to get back to 4-over par. 

Jon Rahm is level for his round after four holes and remains at 5-over par. 

Luke List starts birdie-eagle!
Luke List
Luke List

It's been some start to day three for America's Luke List.

After starting the day at 6-over par, List has pushed it to 3-over par thanks to a birdie on the 1st and a stunning eagle from 12 feet at the par-5 2nd. 

List is still nine shots back though. 

Matsuyama two early birdies

2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama has plenty of work to do to get back into the tournament but he's made the first early move of the day with two early birdies to get back to 4-over par. 

Matsuyama birdied the par-5 2nd and then added another at the short par-4 3rd. 

The Japanese star is still 10 shots back though. 

Hovland WDs from RBC Heritage next week

After shooting a dismal 81 to miss his first-ever cut at The Masters on Friday afternoon, Viktor Hovland has decided to withdraw from next week's RBC Heritage - a signature event on the PGA Tour.

Hovland missed a tiny 4-inch putt on the 15th during the second round. 

A mixed week for LIV Golf players!
Bryson is doing LIV proud
Bryson is doing LIV proud

So how are the 13 LIV Golf players doing at the 2024 Masters? 

Well, it's a pretty mixed bag to say the least. 

Eight players made the cut, and five missed it. 

Bryson DeChambeau is doing best of the bunch as he's moved into a three-way tie for the lead heading into the weekend. 

Cameron Smith is the only other LIV player under par.

LIV pros here for the weekend: 

T1 DeChambeau (-6), T8 Smith (-1), T15 Reed (E), T24 Hatton, Koepka (+2), T35 Mickelson, Niemann (+4), T44 Rahm (+5)

LIV pros that missed the cut: 

Garcia (+7), Watson (+10), Schwartzel (+11), D. Johnson (+13), Meronk (+14)