A two-stroke penalty didn’t completely sour Tiger Woods chances at the 2013 Masters.
An illegal drop and the signing of an incorrect scorecard, that two years ago would have disqualified Woods, cost him two strokes. Seeking his fifth green jacket, Woods faced criticism, and was vilified by fans and the media suggesting he knowingly took the drop, and should have disqualified himself.
But Woods brushed that all aside and shot 2-under 70 in the third round, with four birdies, and is now four shots from the lead in a tie for seventh with South Africa’s Tim Clark heading into Sunday’s final round in Augusta.
Woods starts his final round at 2:10 p.m., but has never had to come back on the final day of a Major before.
American Brandt Snedeker and Argentina’s Angel Cabrera top the leaderboard at seven-under 209 through three rounds. The pair will tee-off at 2:40 p.m.
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Adam Scott leads a trio of Aussies in the top five with a 6-under 210 for third, and Marc Leishman and Jason Day tied for fourth at 5-under 211.
After the second round Fred Couples was a shot from the lead, but a triple bogey on 17, and double bogey on the fourth, gave the American a plus-5 77 on Saturday, and he plummeted to a tie for 18th.
Both Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson played their way out of contention. McIlroy fired off a triple and a double bogey on the back-nine in the third round, and Mickelson had two consecutive double bogeys on the 11th and 12th holes of Amen Corner.
CBS will televise the tournament for the final round Sunday. Their coverage begins at 2 p.m., but you can also watch a live online stream at CBS Sports.com here.