Masters Leaderboard 3rd Round 2014

Moving Day set up what could possibly be one of the most interesting final round at the Masters ever. Bubba Watson survived nerves to hang on to first place, but the remarkable rookie Jordan Spieth shot a rock solid 70 to earn his place in the final group. Spieth was one of my picks for my fantasy team, but I never dreamed he’d be in contention for the jacket.

The best round of the game undoubtedly belonged to Miguel Angel Jimenez, whose 66 tied the Masters record for lowest round by a player 50+. He shares that honor with Ben Hogan and Fred Couples.

And speaking of Couples, Augusta’s phoenix is just four shots back. He can still win this by playing steady golf. I think both Watson and Spieth will have a rough day with nerves on Sunday.

Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt are one off the lead. I like Kuchar’s chances. Like Bobby Jones, he’s a Georgia Tech guy.

Rick Fowler (now that he’s had the haircut, I can’t call him “Rickie”) and Jimenez will play together Sunday and start the round two back. I don’t think anyone would be surprised to see either one with a win. Actually, the notion of a Jimenez win is quite appealing.

I was somewhat annoyed by the amount of time CBS spent lamenting the absence of Eldrick Woods. It is, in my mind, disrespectful to the players who were on the course. What CBS was essentially saying was that none of them were as interesting or important as a guy who didn’t even tee it up.

Worse were the comments that “August doesn’t feel the same without Tiger.” That’s disrespectful to the Masters, and to all the players who teed up in the pre-Tiger era.

Before I’m accused of being a Tiger Hater again, please note that I do not blame Tiger for any of this. It is instead entirely the fault of a lazy and sycophantic media. Every player should adopt the McDowell Rule and simply refuse to answer any questions that contain a reference to Tiger. In a perfect world, they’d band together and collectively blackball any reporter who asked Tiger questions.

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s round. It is a wide open championship, and that is the best kind.

The complete leaderboard after three rounds is below:

POS GOLFER CNT SCORE TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
T1 Jordan Spieth USA -5 -2 71 70 70 211
T1 Bubba Watson USA -5 2 69 68 74 211
T3 Jonas Blixt SWE -4 -1 70 71 71 212
T3 Matt Kuchar USA -4 -4 73 71 68 212
T5 Rickie Fowler USA -3 -5 71 75 67 213
T5 Miguel Angel Jimenez ESP -3 -6 71 76 66 213
T7 Thomas Bjorn DNK -2 1 73 68 73 214
T7 Jim Furyk USA -2 E 74 68 72 214
T7 Lee Westwood ENG -2 -2 73 71 70 214
T10 Fred Couples USA -1 1 71 71 73 215
T10 Justin Rose ZAF -1 -3 76 70 69 215
T10 John Senden AUS -1 3 72 68 75 215
T10 Kevin Stadler USA -1 E 70 73 72 215
T14 Ian Poulter ENG E -2 76 70 70 216
T14 Gary Woodland USA E -3 70 77 69 216
T16 Adam Scott AUS 1 4 69 72 76 217
T16 Kevin Streelman USA 1 2 72 71 74 217
T18 Jason Day AUS 2 -2 75 73 70 218
T18 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano ESP 2 2 75 69 74 218
T18 Russell Henley USA 2 3 73 70 75 218
T18 Chris Kirk USA 2 -1 75 72 71 218
T18 Steve Stricker USA 2 1 72 73 73 218
T18 Jimmy Walker USA 2 4 70 72 76 218
T24 Jamie Donaldson WAL 3 4 73 70 76 219
T24 Bernhard Langer DEU 3 1 72 74 73 219
T24 Rory McIlroy NIR 3 -1 71 77 71 219
T24 Louis Oosthuizen ZAF 3 3 69 75 75 219
T24 Henrik Stenson SWE 3 2 73 72 74 219
T29 Steven Bowditch AUS 4 2 74 72 74 220
T29 Bill Haas USA 4 2 68 78 74 220
T29 Martin Kaymer DEU 4 1 75 72 73 220
T29 Hunter Mahan USA 4 2 74 72 74 220
T29 Vijay Singh FJI 4 2 75 71 74 220
T34 Stewart Cink USA 5 4 73 72 76 221
T34 Darren Clarke NIR 5 1 74 74 73 221
T34 Lucas Glover USA 5 5 75 69 77 221
T34 Jose Maria Olazabal ESP 5 1 74 74 73 221
T38 Brendon de Jonge ZWE 6 4 74 72 76 222
T38 Billy Horschel USA 6 3 75 72 75 222
T38 Thongchai Jaidee THA 6 3 73 74 75 222
T38 Thorbjorn Olesen DNK 6 4 74 72 76 222
T42 K.J. Choi KOR 7 6 70 75 78 223
T42 Oliver Goss ENG 7 4 76 71 76 223
T42 Francesco Molinari ITA 7 4 71 76 76 223
T42 Nick Watney USA 7 4 72 75 76 223
T46 Stephen Gallacher SCO 8 9 71 72 81 224
T46 Sandy Lyle ENG 8 4 76 72 76 224
T46 Brandt Snedeker USA 8 8 70 74 80 224
T46 Mike Weir CAN 8 7 73 72 79 224
T50 Joost Luiten NLD 9 5 75 73 77 225
T50 Larry Mize USA 9 7 74 72 79 225
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2 thoughts on “Masters Leaderboard 3rd Round 2014”

  1. I’m pulling for Jimenez,  the real most interesting man in the world. 

    My personal preferences aside, this has been a very fun and refreshing masters, to date!

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