The Masters 2022: Third Round – Live! | Teachers


Bounce Birdie for Tiger! He sends his second-in-2 into the sand guarding the left front of the green, then dives three feet. He enters the putt and is back to +1 in no time. It won’t surprise you to learn that the gallery following the five-time champion appears to be about 20 deep in places. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin Kisner, very much the maid of honor in this arrangement today. For the record, he’s matched Tiger shot-for-shot so far, bogey then birdie, and he’s +1 too.


Augusta National was once a mere course, of course, until Bobby Jones, Clifford Roberts and Alister Mackenzie realized their dream. Now look. Such a task may seem daunting, but that doesn’t deter Dan Davies, whose fledgling RNGC “is a ridiculous homemade homage to the par-three course at Augusta, albeit with a lot more opportunity for Tony Finau to break his ankle.” Read on and enjoy!


Oh Rory! How could we have doubted you! He sends his tee shot on the fourth par three straight to the flag, but most of it 40 feet short. Does not matter! Send a trolley to the birdie cup to repair the damage from that opening bogey. He is back where he started the day at +2.


Tiger is away from home. Love it or obsess over it, the man is box office. He streaks his first tee shot of the day straight into the lane, then hits the second onto the green, albeit a good 50 feet to the right of the pin. He spends a good couple of minutes going around, assessing all the undulations. Surprisingly, he doesn’t succeed in calculating it: the pace is fine, but the ball breaks a good ten feet to the left of the hole. He now he has some work for him. He can’t do it and goes back to +2. In the meantime, here’s some rather more successful fast-start news: birdie for Sergio Garcia at 1, he’s +1 overall, and birdie for Jon Rahm at 2, he’s also +1.


Unsurprising news department. Rory McIlroy sent his first tee shot into the woods to the right of Tea Olive, en route to the bogey. Since then, he’s missed a ten-foot birdie shot at 3. He’s +3, and those career dreams seem more and more fanciful as the years go by. On that subject, here’s Steve Buist: “It pains me to say this, but I’m afraid Rory has become a head case. I like the guy immensely, but I predict he will never win another major. Something is not going into his head. But you don’t owe me anything. In 2011, I was on a golf vacation in Scotland and I stopped by a Coral’s in Troon and bet Rory would win the US Open, when he was leading by 10 shots or something. He held on and I won 86p. I think Coral had to close after that payment.”


Here we go, then. Moving day! And of the first to start, only one man is currently better than a short one for his round. Step forward Marc Leishman. The 38-year-old Aussie has three top-10 finishes at Augusta in his CV, the last one being a tie for fifth last year. He also jointly holds the Masters record for the lowest cumulative score on pair fives in a tournament, playing them at 15-under in 2020. Birdies at 2 and 8 today, and he’s hitting the turn at 34. He’s +2 overall.



It’s moving day! Can someone hunt down Scottie Scheffler? Will it extend his advantage? Will she fall back into the pack? We will find out very soon! This is what the top of the leader board looks like…

-8: Scheffler
-3: Schwartzel, Im, Lowry, Matsuyama
-2: Varner III, D Johnson, Na, Smith
-1: Conners, Morikawa, Zalatoris, Willett, Niemann, Thomas
E: Bezuidenhout, Fitzpatrick, Spaun
+1: Simpson, Cantlay, Kisner, Woods
+2: MacIntyre, Westwood, Watson, Garcia, Hatton, Rahm, McIlroy, Straka, Swafford, Higgs, Kim, Kokrak, Gooch, Berger, Finau

…here are some big names that have missed the cut…

Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau, Sam Burns, Padraig Harrington, Zach Johnson, Mike Wear, Stewart Cink, Bernhard Langer, Francesco Molinari, Freddie Couples, Larry Mize, Jose Maria Olazabal, Sandy Lyle and all the fans

…and this is when everyone is playing. (USA, unless noted, all times BST, -a- denotes fans.) We’ll get underway here at 6pm BST. Its on!

15.20 Mackenzie Hughes (Can), Adam Scott (Aus)
15.30 Viktor Hovland (Nor), Min-Woo Lee (Aus)
15:40 Marc Leishman (Australia), Seamus Power (Ireland)
15.50 Cameron Davis (Australia), Lucas Glover
16.00 Tommy Fleetwood (English), Max Homa
16.10 Tom Hoge, Billy Horschel
4:20 p.m. Russell Henley, Patrick Reed
16.30 Cameron Champion, Tony Finau
16.40 Daniel Berger, Talor Gooch
17.00 Si Woo Kim (Kor), Jason Kokrak
5:10 p.m. Harry Higgs, Hudson Swafford
17:20 Rory McIlroy (NIrl), Sepp Straka (Aut)
17:30 Tyrrell Hatton (English), Jon Rahm (Spanish)
17.40 Sergio Garcia (Esp), Bubba Watson
5.50pm Robert MacIntyre (Scottish), Lee Westwood (English)
6:00 p.m. Kevin Kisner, Tiger Woods
18.10 Patrick Cantlay, Webb Simpson
18:20 Matthew Fitzpatrick (English), JJ Spaun
18.40 Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa), Justin Thomas
18:50 Joaquín Niemann (chi), Danny Willett (ing)
19:00 Colin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris
19.10 Corey Conners (Can), Cameron Smith (Aus)
19.20 Dustin Johnson, Kevin Na
19:30 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Harold Varner III
19.40 Sung Jae Im (Kor), Shane Lowry (Ireland)
19.50 Scottie Scheffler, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa)

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