All right. We did this for round 1, now we’re gonna do it for Round 3. Not sure how in-depth it will be. I’ll follow the Nike Athletes (Tiger, Casey and Schwartzel) then the leaders and those making big moves! I’m not going to be posting minute-by-minute details, but it should be somewhat entertaining.
I’ll be watching on TV, just like everyone else. Maybe I’ll just post funny tweets and things that I see. We’ll see how it goes!
20:03 ADT – Rory fails to push it to the limit and stays at -12. He is 4 shots clear of 2nd place. The kid is legit and he’s my shining star (right after AK, of course). That’s it for round 3! Stay tuned for the Round 3 recap and Round 4 tee times.
20:00 ADT – Tiger drops a big bogey on 18, slipping to -5. Honestly, as Tiger said himself, he hit the ball great. Let’s just get those putts to fall. Meanwhile, Rory sticks a 9 iron on the 18th hole to potential push the leader to -13. Push it to the limit!
19:50 ADT – Rors drains a huge 30ft putt on 17. Perfect roll, just like momma makes. Meanwhile, Tiger pumps his approach shot on 18 well over the green.
19:43 ADT – Tiger hit a great tee shot on 18.It seems like he got some confidence from his par save on 17. Go hard, Le Tigre.
19:40 ADT – Tiger gets his par on 17. That was actually a huge putt for Tiger.
19:34 ADT – Tiger gets a nice squatter into the 17th bunker. Good look for birdie? I just hope Tiger doesn’t drop another shot today. Rors at -11, Day/Cabrera/Schwartzel/Choi at -8, Scott/Donald at -7. Tiger/Ogilvy/Van Pelt at -6.
19:16 ADT – Tiger hit a better eagle putt than his birdie putt. He walks away with a 3-putt par. Schwartzel in at -8 tied with Choi, Cabrera and Day (all tied for 2nd).
19:07 ADT – Tiger went for the green in 2 on 15. “If Tiger tries to hook this around the trees it’s going on the water.” – Me. Tiger barely proved me wrong. Big shot Tiger. Schwartzel should get in at -8, but has a tricky par putt left on 18.
18:53 ADT – Schwartzel JUST misses his birdie putt on 17. Stays at -8 headed to 18th. Tiger is just off yet again on a birdie putt and gets a good par at 14.
18:48 ADT – Tiger with another perfect tee shot on 14. Fred Couples gets to -5 after birdies on 15 and 16. Tiger, can you please birdies those holes, too?
18:41 ADT – Since the last update, Choi bogey-birdied, Tiger giggled his way to a birdie and Schwartzel at -8. Cabrera in the clubhouse at -8. Rory/Day on the easiest hole of the course, 13.
18:13 ADT – Tiger on the par 3 12th, with a decent tee shot. Choi has a great chance at birdie. Schwartzel still strong at -7. I’m taking a little supper break. Dog’s gotta eat!
18:10 ADT – Tiger will walk away with a bogey at 11, dropping to -7 after missing basically a 2 foot par putt. Not bad. Let’s get it going, Tiger. Casey‘s in the clubhouse with a 76 on the day. Cabrera misses his birdie on 16, still at -8. Choi drops from -9 after a bogey on 11 and sits at -8. Schwartzel still at -7.
18:02 ADT – Tiger does something with his ball that is like a “butterfly with sore feet”. Whatever. Great approach shot by Tiger! Maybe we’ll see K.J. Choi smile for the first time all week on the 11th hole. Donald goes bogey-birdie to get back to -7. Angel Cabrera is hot on 16 with another chance for birdie, currently at -8. McIlroy bogeys hole 10 to drop to -9 and tie with Day and Choi.
17:52 ADT – Adam Scott bogeys 18 to finish at -7. CBS shows Schwartzel‘s birdie on the 12th, 11 minutes later. Tiger‘s birdie attempt on 10th, great speed, just a little low. Easy tap in par. Now he heads to Amen Corner!
17:45 ADT – Tiger with a tight line into the 10th green. He slipped, super sand, weird shot. He’s on the green at least. Adam “Burberry” Scott looking to complete his round of 66 on 18 in a fairway bunker. Casey up to +2 thru 16 after starting at -2. Donald with 50ft for his par to stay at -7. Rors for birdie on 9 to get to -11, just left it a little high and stays at -10.
17:38 ADT – Tiger missed his birdie putt, while KJ makes another birdie and closes the front 9 with a 34. KJ is one back of Rors and I wish Tiger were there too. Day is tied with Choi at -9, Scott at 8, Schwartzel back to -7 with Donald, Cabrera and Van Pelt. Schwartzel is getting no TV Time.
17:33 ADT – Tiger hits another hot iron shot at #9. Hopefully he can convert. Schwartzel still at -6, Casey still +1. Scott back to -8, Rors lining up a birdie on #8 to get to -11…missed it!
17:28 ADT – This Donald/Furyk pairing is the hotness. Hot irons, short game wizardry and sticking shots like a peanut butter gun. Tiger crushes another heavenly tee shot down the #9 fairway.
17:23 ADT – I’m not sure who I said this to, or if it were spoken at all, but par will be a great score today. Oh, I said it in my Round 2 Recap post. I still think that’s true. Tiger ends up with a par on the 8th hole. KJ taps in a birdie to get to -8. Donald at -7 with former Nike Athlete, Bo Van Pelt and Adam Scott. “A host of players within 4 or 5 of the lead. This is going to turn into a shootout.” Rors at -10, Day at -9.
17:19 ADT – Rory is missing some putts too. Tricky greens today, but he’s still at -10. Tiger went for the green in 2 at Hole 8. Ehhhhh..good swing, just bad break off the back of the green. I think he still has a decent chance for birdie. Schwartzel drops back to -6 after the 10th.
17:12 ADT – Tiger is hitting some beautiful drives. It’s just his putting that’s slightly off. He’ll get it together. Casey went through Amen Corner +1, at the same score at T40. Hopefully he can get some shots back. Schwartzel still at -7.
Rory in good shape to get to -11, Day not so much. I think Day will fall apart today. Adam Scott in solo 3rd at -8.
17:05 ADT – Choi just laser-beamed his par putt on 7 into the hole. Clutch putt, bro. Tiger left his birdie putt short, but the line was perfect..still at -6. Day bogeyed, McIlroy pars and tied for the lead at -10. Sergio has dropped with a bogey at 10, double at 11, currently at -4.
16:57 ADT – Schwartzel getting some airtime! Pars the 9th to stay at -7 with Choi, Donald and Scott. Bubba is in with a 67, starting that day at E, finishing at -5.
16:52 ADT – NEW LEADER ALERT – “one of the best day puts of the week” – Jason Day drops a huge birdie putt on the 5th hole to reach -11. McIlroy bogeys to drop to -7. Scott, Donald, Choi and Schwartzel at -7. Tiger at -6
16:46 ADT – Tiger tees shot on the Par 3 6th just goes off the back. “That’s a fine tee shot”. Schwartzel and Donald at -7
16:42 ADT – Tiger posts up on #5 and drops a nice hanger. Picture to follow…
16:38 ADT – McIlroy birdies #4 and gets to -11 for the lead.
15:49 ADT – ah. Tiger bogeys the first. Tied with Schwartzel at -6 #masters
12:00 ADT – Ernie Els is just playing by himself. Should be on Amen Corner by now, but isn’t. Hm.