If the weekend play at the Masters Tournament is anything like the first two rounds, then we’re in for an exciting finish at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Justin Rose is in control at the top of the leaderboard heading into Round 3 at 7 under par, the same score he carded after one round. Things looked dire in the second round when he carded four bogeys on the front nine, but he overcame the bad start with four birdies — three on the back nine — to finish even for the round.
He remained a stroke ahead of second-place golfers Will Zalatoris and Brian Harman, who are at 6 under through two rounds. That shows just how perilous the greens can be at the Masters — and just how incredibly well golfers will need to play to win the most storied major in golf.
And the greens will only get faster as play continues into moving day. Rose certainly doesn’t have a big enough lead to rest on his haunches. Marc Leishman and Jordan Spieth are tied for third at 5 under; Bernd Wiesberger, Tony Finau, Justin Thomas, Si Woo Kim, Cameron Champ and Hidekyi Matsuma are tied for sixth at 4 under.
It is still anyone’s tournament. Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights of the 2021 Masters leaders and featured groups. Follow for complete results from Saturday’s Round 3 at Augusta National.
Masters leaderboard 2021
Masters live updates, highlights from Saturday’s Round 3
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11:56 a.m.: A bogey and birdie on Holes 7 and 8 move Mickelson back to 2 under through eight holes.
11 a.m.: Three holes, two birdies for Phil Mickelson. That moves him to 1 over for the tournament.
What channel is the Masters on today?
Live Masters coverage shifts to CBS for Saturday’s Round 3. The network will pick up the action starting at 3 p.m. ET. If you want to tune in before that, Masters.com is the only place to watch morning coverage of each round free before network coverage begins.
Paramount+, the new CBS streaming platform, will also have early coverage beginning at 10:15 a.m. ET (subscription required).
You can also stream the Masters via fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Here is the full breakdown of the Masters TV schedule (all times Eastern):
|Date||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Thursday, April 8||3-7:30 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Friday, April 9||3-7:30 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Saturday, April 10||3-7 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Sunday, April 11||2-7 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
Masters tee times for Saturday
|Tee time (ET)||Pairing|
|9:40 a.m.||Ian Poulter, Paul Casey|
|9:50 a.m.||Adam Scott, Sebastian Munoz|
|10 a.m.||Billy Horschel, Phil Mickelson|
|10:10 a.m.||Jason Kokrak, Francesco Molinari|
|10:20 a.m.||Webb Simpson, Christian Bezuidenhout|
|10:30 a.m.||Jim Herman, Joaquin Niemann|
|10:40 a.m.||Matt Wallace, Louis Oosthuizen|
|10:50 a.m.||Patrick Reed, Jose Maria Olazabal|
|11 a.m.||Charl Schwartzel, Harris English|
|11:20 a.m.||Tyrrell Hatton, Scottie Scheffler|
|11:30 a.m.||Kevin Na, Gary Woodland|
|11:40 a.m.||Jon Rahm, Marin Laird|
|11:50 a.m.||Abraham Ancer, Bubba Watson|
|Noon||Henrik Stenson, Brendon Todd|
|12:10 a.m.||Matthew Fitzpatrick, Michael Thompson|
|12:20 a.m.||Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood|
|12:30 a.m.||Mackenzie Hughes, Robert MacIntyre|
|12:40 a.m.||Stewart Cink, Viktor Hovland|
|1 p.m.||Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones|
|1:10 p.m.||Collin Morikawa, Corey Conners|
|1:20 p.m.||Ryan Palmer, Cameron Smith|
|1:30 p.m.||Hideki Matsuyama, Xander Schauffele|
|1:40 p.m.||Si Woo Kim, Cameron Champ|
|1:50 p.m.||Tony Finau, Justin Thomas|
|2 p.m.||Jordan Spieth, Bernd Wiesberger|
|2:10 p.m.||Brian Harman, Marc Leishman|
|2:20 p.m.||Justin Rose, Will Zalatoris|