Spieth, Watson Tied after Day Three

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Twenty-year-old Jordan Spieth and 2012 champion Bubba Watson are tied for the lead through three rounds at Augusta National.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- No player has won the Masters in his first try since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. Jordan Spieth has put himself in line to end that drought.

The 20-year-old Spieth and 2012 champion Bubba Watson are tied for the lead through three rounds at Augusta National. Spieth shot his third straight sub-par round, a 2-under 70 that leaves him 5-under for the tournament. He fared better on Saturday than Watson, who entered the round with a three-stroke lead before carding a 2-over 74.

Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt are one shot back. Blixt is the only player besides Spieth to play all three of his rounds below par.

Miguel Angel Jimenez had the best round of the tournament, a 6-under 66 that leaves him just two shot back and tied for fifth with Ricky Fowler. Thomas Bjorn, Jim Furyk and Lee Westwood are three shots back and one ahead of Fred Couples, Justin Rose, John Senden and Kevin Stadler.

Reigning Masters champion Adam Scott had a tough afternoon, shooting a 76 to fall six strokes off the pace.


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