Rose, Garcia lead at Masters
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 10 Apr 2017 09:52:26|
JUSTIN Rose and Sergio Garcia led the US Masters on six under par and Jordan Spieth was lurking two shots back after an absorbing third round at a sun-drenched Augusta National.
England’s Rose and Spaniard Garcia finished one shot ahead of American Rickie Fowler and two clear of a group including 2015 Masters champion Spieth, who put together a fine four-under 68 to soar into contention.
Spieth was joined at four-under 212 by fellow-Americans Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman, the journeyman who led the tournament after a sparkling first-round 65 but dropped three shots over Saturday’s closing holes to slip down the leaderboard.
Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champion, conjured up seven birdies, including a pair at the last two holes, in a day’s best round of 67.
“The course offers you a run around the par-fives,” Rose told reporters.
“I took advantage and the last two birdies put the cherry on the cake. It was a reward for staying patient on the front nine.”
Garcia, 37, played a bogey-free back nine featuring two birdies to card a 70 while world number eight Fowler, like the Spaniard bidding for his first major title, signed for a 71.