Just because the field was whittled down to 50, doesn’t mean Tiger Woods will have an easier time Saturday in the third round of the 2013 Masters.
Officials ruled Saturday Woods had taken an illegal drop on the 15th hole of his second round, and he was issued a two-stroke penalty. Instead, the 37-year-old will have a triple bogey rather than a bogey on the par-5, and he is now one-under for the tournament.
Woods is now five strokes back of the lead heading into the third round, and due to a rule change in 2011, he won’t be disqualified for unknowingly signing an incorrect score card.
The huge penalty gives Australian Justin Day some extra breathing room for the world’s top player. Day is currently leading at 6-under, with American Fred Couples and fellow countryman Marc Leishman one stroke behind.
Woods will tee off at 1:45 p.m., with Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, while Day and Couples are in the final group beginning at 2:45 p.m.
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Rory McIlroy is four strokes from the lead at two-under par, and tees-off at 1:25 p.m. with Charl Schwartzel.
CBS will televise the tournament for the third round Saturday and the final round Sunday. Their coverage begins at 1:30 p.m., but you can also watch a live online stream at CBS Sports.com here.