Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Nike Releases Ad to Celebrate Tiger Woods' Masters Victory

Nike Releases Ad to Celebrate Tiger Woods' Masters Victory

Woods finished his round with a five-under 67, his lowest score at Augusta National since 2011, and trails leader Francesco Molinari by two shots going into Sunday's final round.

Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster, Colo. plays her tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament at Augusta National GC.

Molinari, the first Italian to win a major with his victory at last year's British Open, will start in pole position to claim a Green Jacket to go along with his Claret Jug.

2 p.m Three-time Masters victor Phil Mickelson began his third round with a par on No. 1.The 48-year-old Mickelson started Saturday three shots behind the leaders on a crowded leaderboard that includes a five-way tie for first place.

Molinari drained a 13-footer on the first hole, before producing brilliant up-and-downs on the fifth, which Woods and Finau bogeyed, and sixth to stay at 13 under.

Through five holes of Saturday's third round at the Masters, Tiger Woods was one-over and watching as the rest of the field was taking advantage of the easy scoring conditions. It's the first time three players have shot 64 or better in a single round of the Masters. Former UCLA star Patrick Cantlay also shot 64 and was tied for 14th.

Tiger Woods during the third round of the Masters. The leaders will tee off at 9:20 a.m'.

But standing in his way is an inspired Open champion in the shape of Francesco Molinari, who played with Woods in the final round at Carnoustie past year on his way to lifting the Claret Jug.

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Crolla dropped to 34-7-3 as he landed just a handful of punches and only survived the third round because of the bell. Lomachenko used the first round as a feeling out round but then went on the full offensive in the second round.

Augusta National might sound different than a tough links along the North Sea of Scotland.

It's been an incredible road back to major contention for Woods. He made par and is now in a three-way tie for the lead with Schauffele and Molinari.

Woods, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson were among 10 players within five of the lead.

"All parts of my game I'm very confident in at the moment, and you know, when I am hitting it well, that's where I play my best golf", Scott said.

On Saturday afternoon, before Finau was certain he'd be grouped with Woods, he said, "I've dreamed of playing in the final group with him in a major championship, and it would be quite a cool thing for me".

"It's going to help because I've been in that -- I've been in that situation before", said Finau. This is the gallery that has longed to see him recapture the past, especially after four back surgeries that only two years ago left him hobbling up the stairs, wondering if he would play again.

"When I was on the Ryder Cup team and I surrounded myself with the other 11 guys and our captains, being in that locker room, it gave me an extra sense of confidence".

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