Jordan Spieth, the 2015 champion, has birdied the first to move to two-under for the championship. McIlroy misses his chance for birdie, sending his putt just wide of the hole before knocking it in for par. Could this be the finest round of golf at Augusta? Before the round he said had awakened at 3:45 a.m. to prep his body for the 7:45 a.m. start time. Leishman also manages to save a par after a brilliant third shot from the fringe of the green and then a solid putt for a four. Woods shot a 68 and has plenty of big-name company among the leaders, including 48-year-old Phil Mickelson, who didn't have his best round with a 73 on Friday, but is still just three shots off the lead. There’s like something in my stomach that’s just not doing well.”. @TigerWoods begins the third round of the 2019 Masters. McIlroy's third shot on the eighth is superb and leaves him with a birdie opportunity. Anything from this hole would be a big boost, given where his tee shot almost went. The Australian leaves his first putt short and gives McIlroy a nice read of the green. If ever a player was poised to benefit from a quieter, low-key atmosphere at Augusta National it would seem to be Matsuyama, who once again finds himself in contention, at 7-under through 10 holes. That putt needed ice cold veins and the Italian has proven to have that ability in the last 18 months or so. "I was just very patient today, felt very good to be out there doing what I was doing. Four birdies. Here's a look at some of the tee times for the big names: Rory McIlroy had an up and down day yesterday. Leishman joins McIlroy in a similar position but on the edge of the green, only his putt is for par. The home crowd are loving this, as Kutchar birdies the 16th. Mickelson's effort wasn't bad at all either and he makes back-to-back birdies to move onto six-under. Zach Johnson, who had a bit of a shocker when he hit the ball on a practice swing on Friday, is due on the course any moment now. The world No. 1 that he was when the pandemic started than he did during his dismal opening 75. Can he do it again this year? He's played very well today. He plays out extremely well and gets a great applause from the patrons as McIlroy does the same. “Seven back it’s still right there, tomorrow you go out in 31/32 and all of a sudden you’re right back in the golf tournament. Dustin Johnson suffers back to back bogeys on five and six to leave him at six-under for the tournament. He catches the foot of the green and has the perfect pace to see the ball roll through towards the pin. 2 way to the right and into the trees, setting off a tough chain of shots that eventually resulted in a double bogey. A standing ovation follows, as Poulter prepares himself. Pepperell is still on three-over for the tournament and has just turned onto the back nine. Leishman plays a wonderful shot onto the 13th green but it runs back down towards the lower part of the green. “But it is what it is. After finding himself in the thick rough from his approach, Day manages to hold his footwork in the thickets to loft the ball towards the green. The leaderboard at The Masters is chock full of world-class players and major winners, and with 15 players separated by three strokes, there is sure … Leishman follows with a wayward approach too, finding the right side of the green. The bunker shot set him up perfectly, and he finishes on the 18th as outright leader with -13. @McIlroyRory converts a nine-foot putt for three on the final par 5 of the course. How much, then, would a victory by Im in the Masters — which would be the first by a South Korean golfer — change the narrative? It's back-to-back bogeys for McIlroy as his par putt at the seventh flies straight past the hole. Im is tied for second at 11 under through 14 holes. Nine holes.One eagle. Stenson misses his birdie chance at the sixth as his putt whistles to the right of the hole but does salvage par. Brooks Koepka has just added another birdie to go to eight-under at the eighth. Tiger Woods is eyeing his sixth Masters victory. Lovely, well judged putt from Woods on the 17th after leaving himself with plenty to do from the iron approach.