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Apr 14th, 2024

Scottie Scheffler holds solo Masters lead after R3

Compact leaderboard on moving day

World #1 Scottie Scheffler is exactly where you'd expect to find him (whether pundit, fan or bookmaker).... alone at the top of the Masters leaderboard. 

The most fancied favourite at Augusta since early 2000's Woods, PGA icon Scheffler delivered a roller-coaster round in which he holed out from 30 feet to birdie hole 1 and then made birdie at 3 to take a two-stroke lead before suffering a double bogey at 10, compounded by a bogey at 11. He would then hole a 30-foot putt for eagle at 13 and and an 8-footer for birdie at 18. 

Scheffler's grafted one-under 71 gives him the lead over fellow Americans Colin Morikawa (-6 after a 69) by one and Max Homa (73 for -5) by ywo

Ludvig Aberg - playing not just his first Masters but, also, first major, despite only rescinding his amateur status before last October's Ryder Cup – made two bogeys in his final two holes to shoot 70, and -4 total, to hold 4th.

Bryson DeChambeau looked to have really let his wheels come off after bogeys at 11 and 12, chunking his 3rd into the water at the par 5 14th for a double and bogeying 16.  "The Mad Scientist" then holed out from the 18th fairway for a birdie on a day of remarkable fluctuation. The 5th paced LIV golfer will start four strokes back from the lead.

T6 are Xander Schauffele, Cam Davis and Nicolai Hojgaard (-2), while the top 10 is rounded out by Ben An, Cam Smith, Cameron Young and Tommy Fleetwood (-1). Only 10 shots separate 1st and 25th rearguarded by 2016 champion Danny Willett, career slam hopeful Rory McIlroy and LIV golfers Joaquin Niemann and Tyrrell Hatton.

The weather outlook for the final round is sunny, with a high of 86 degrees Fahrenheit or 28 Celcius and winds up to a more helpful 10mph. The back-nine on Sunday usually delivers drama and excitement and, while we know LIV Golf will be represented in the ceremony by defending champion Jon Rahm, we can't wait to see if Scheffler will collect his second green jacket in three years or whether there'll be a new custodian of sport's most famous garment!

TAGS: The Masters, 2024