AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | There are myths and memories of moving day at the Masters and while the third round is not always a magical moment, Saturday at Augusta National has written some of the most compelling pages in the history of golf. The stage appears to be set for another chapter well worth recording this weekend.
With major winners Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods riding high on the leaderboard, and Phil Mickelson in the mix, you could not ask for more star power.
That brings to mind some of the most exciting Saturdays in the 82 previous Masters. Thirty times the winner has trailed going into the final round and on several of those occasions a big third-round move positioned the player to win.
In 1949, Sam Snead went from T14 after 36 holes to T2 with a 67 then closed with another 67 to win by three strokes over Johnny Bulla and Lloyd Mangrum. Arnold Palmer was T6 after 36 holes in 1958 then moved into a tie for the lead with a 68. The King picked up ...
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