Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

Instead of folding up, Garcia fights back to win Masters
Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale
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15 April, 2017

And he doesn't want to leave himself out of the narrative for the final chapter.

Rose and Garcia were at 6-under 210, and that one-shot lead they share was over Rickie Fowler, who has never been this close to the lead in a major going into the final round.

Garcia nudged out England's Justin Rose, who also finished on nine under par at the end of the fourth round on Sunday in Augusta, Georgia.

With 2013 US Open champion Rose and two of the best players in golf not to have won a major yet in Garcia and Fowler, as well as Spieth, whose first three Masters finishes have been second, first, second, there is plenty of quality at the top of the leaderboard and bubbling under.

Jordan Spieth (speeth) has climbed into contention despite opening with a 3-over 75. "Rickie's going to be searching for his first major". Sergio is going to have a great opportunity.

"There's wonderful storylines [heading into the last round]", Rose said. He's going to be searching for his first major championship. Obviously I'm a major champion, but I'm looking for more and I'm certainly looking for my first Masters and my first green jacket. "Everyone has a story line".

Rallying in the third round, Spieth's Moving Day was in jeopardy of stalling as he found his drive on the pine straw to the right of the fairway, 230 yards away from the hole on the first of two par 5s on the second nine.

"It just the great players in front, and in conditions like this, it's going to be hard because you're going to have to make it happen", Scott said. And if I don't, then so be it. "I sort of got the balance right today, but I didn't take my opportunities when I could have". "You have to play the wind gusts and be careful where you hit it".

No one ever played more majors as a pro - 70 - before winning a major for the first time.

Rose had the round of the day with a 5-under-par 67. He'll be paired with Rose, a friend, for the final 18 holes. It's a good place to be since the victor has come out of that group 21 of the past 26 years. "Jordan and I could potentially get off to a good start and really push each other and pull the best out of each other".

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One such good break Garcia experienced Saturday came at the par-5 13th.

Spieth made only bogey in a round of 68 and electrified the large gallery that followed him and Phil Mickelson when he birdied three of the final four holes on the front nine.

There is a three-way tie for fourth on -4.

Also two shots back are Ryan Moore (69 on Saturday) and Hoffman, who had 72. He said he is not about to go down quietly.

"A new experience for me, coming from behind on Sunday at the Masters, which is kind of fun to say", he said. "At this point, it's win or go home". Then you really give yourself a chance. "Finishing fifth versus 10th doesn't mean much to me".

The Englishman struggled to get out on the fairway with his second, while Garcia hit his approach shot to the centre of the green to set up the victory. But he had birdies on two of his first four holes and rolled in a 30-footer on the ninth for his third birdie. Good shots were rewarded, but if you got sloppy you could get on the wrong side.

Charley Hoffman, who began the day as part of a four-way tie for the lead at 4-under, spent much of it alone at the top of the leaderboard before putting his tee shot in the water at the par-3 16th hole.

Adam Scott, the 2013 champion lies in seventh on three under following a 69 with 2011 victor Charl Schwartzel eighth on two under thanks to a third-round 68, one ahead of European Ryder Cup stars Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters.

"Everybody knows with this back nine, anything can happen", Hoffman said.


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