The Masters 2017 final round live score updates and Augusta leaderboard

"We did what we needed to do".

Within six shots of the lead sit six major champions and seven players inside the world's top-15.

Olympic champion and 2013 U.S. Open victor Justin Rose posted the round of the day Saturday with a 5-under 67, and he's tied for the 54-hole lead at 6 under with Sergio Garcia, who's seeking his first major victory in his 74th attempt - they're the only two players in the field who have avoided an above-par round this week.

Rickie Fowler, who like Garcia is looking for his first major win, is five under for the championship. I had Jose send me-- obviously Seve couldn't do it, but Jose sent me a attractive message on Wednesday night, and you know, he has a good touch when it comes down to those things. "It's awesome", Spieth said. He was the first to tee off in Saturday's third round and quickly found problems again with a bogey on the par-5 second. He's a big moment player and the moments don't get much bigger. "I had 228 yards to the hole and I couldn't see the green given where the tree was located", explained Spieth.

Garcia: Sometimes one stroke of fortune makes all the difference.

Garcia - one of four second-round leaders at Augusta - went around in 70 on Saturday to retain a share of top spot.

Phil Mickelson looks over a shot on the second hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. The idea of Mickelson winning a fourth Masters at age 46 was fun while it lasted.

Rory McIlroy is one under for the competition after a round of 71, adding he needs the "round of his life" if he is to win his first Green Jacket, which would complete the major grand slam.

Leading the Masters but with all sorts of big names behind him, Charley Hoffman finally seemed to sense the enormity of his position late Saturday afternoon. "I'm going to need my best score around here, 65, and I'm going to need something like that to have a chance tomorrow", McIlroy said. He will be paired with Jordan Spieth (4-under) in the final round.

Greller responded: "Hit it to 20 feet". So Spieth pulled 4-iron from the bag and took a mighty, Palmer-like lash, his ball finishing 29 feet right of the hole, setting up an easy two-putt birdie.

Other holes at Augusta National are more famous and adorn artwork but few are more hard than the par-4 first hole. "But at the same time I've been on both sides of it now and I like the winning side better, so I'm certainly going to go for broke". He blew a massive lead on the back-nine a year ago and choked away an otherwise decent day on Thursday with an atrocious quadruple bogey on 15 Firethorn. Spieth is trying to do it with a quadruple bogey on his card.

Scott, whose 15 previous starts at Augusta include a win and four top-10s, singled out 2015 Masters victor Spieth as the man to beat on Sunday. I wanted to shoot four under today. I had my head down and knew I was creeping up on the leaders. - Jason Day, who played with Augusta National member Jeff Knox because he was the first player off Saturday morning and is not allowed to play alone.

  • Julie Sanders