Master Glance - Round 3

BY foxsports • April 9, 2011

A glance at Saturday's third round at the Masters:

Leading: Rory McIlroy maintained his lead with a 70 and was at 12-under 204 heading to the final round.

Pursuing: Angel Cabrera, Charl Schwarzel, K.J. Choi and Jason Day were four shots behind at 208. Adam Scott and Luke Donald were another shot back.

Tiger watch: Four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods tumbled down the leaderboard with a 74, missing a 2-foot putt and several other short ones. He trails McIlroy by seven shots, needing a huge comeback to end the longest winless streak of his career.

Defending champ: Phil Mickelson muddled through another round in the 70s, failing to build off two early birdies. He's nine shots behind McIlroy.

Shot of the day: McIlroy sank a 33-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to give himself a comfortable lead heading to Sunday.

Key stat: Woods made just one birdie on the four par-5 holes. Friday he birdied all four.

Noteworthy: The last five groups of the third round were a total of 11 strokes over par, as most of the upward movement on Moving Day came from players further back. Among those struggling: Rickie Fowler shot 76, while Ricky Barnes and Alvaro Quiros struggled to 75s.

Quoteworthy: ''Rory is going to be a little nervous tomorrow, but the way he's hitting it, he's going to be very, very tough to catch,'' - Day, who played with McIlroy the first three rounds.


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