Experts 2018: The five most interesting stats of Saturday' s 3rd round at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Relocating Day lived up to its title as lower scores abounded during Saturday’ h third round of the Masters , producing some record-setting numbers while others that came close enough in order to setting marks to make them worth our latest installment of the statistics that matter at this year’ t Masters.

• By reaching 14-under-par 203 right after 54 holes, Patrick Reed offers joined some elite company. Just four previous times has a gamer been at 202 or reduce through 54 holes at the Experts. Boding well for Reed is the fact that all of them own green jackets. Here’ s the list:

1965: Jack Nicklaus, 202 1976: Raymond Floyd, 201 1997: Padraig harrington, 201 2015: Jordan Spieth, two hundred 2018: Patrick Reed, 202

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Jamie Squire

• So , who will win the Experts? Look no further than the top five spots over the leader board. Not since Computer chip Faldo in 1989 has a gamer been outside of the top five and earned the Masters. In fact , 23 from the winners since then were either initial or second heading into Weekend. That means look for Reed, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler or even Henrik Stenson to be wearing eco-friendly tomorrow night. With no one otherwise within seven shots of Reed, expect this mark to be prolonged tomorrow.

• Not convinced Rahm (six back) or Stenson (seven back) possess a chance? Consider that fives periods in Masters history a player comes from six or more back at the final day to win, plus twice it has been seven or more pictures (Jack Burke came from eight at the rear of in 1956 and Gary Participant from seven back in 1978). And exactly how about Rory McIlroy’ s probabilities at three back? Fifteen occasions the winner has erased that will deficit or more on the final day time, including three times in the last seven Experts (Charl Schwartzel, 2011; Bubba Watson, 2012, Danny Willett, 2016).

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Patrick Smith

• Tommy Fleetwood made five consecutive birdies yet came up two short of complementing the all-time Masters record. Sam Pate had seven in a line in 1999’ s third circular (starting at No . 7) plus Tiger Woods matched it in 2005’ s third round, also beginning on No . 7. The birdie binge might have been some solid karma for Fleetwood, who came out almost three hours ahead of his Thursday night tee time to watch Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit their own ceremonial tee shots.

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• Rahm, Fowler and McIlroy fired amazing 65s during the third round, some thing you might think would be rather commonplace upon “ Moving Day. ” Nevertheless , the duo’ s seven-under-par initiatives are only the 12th, 13th plus 14th times in tournament background that a player has shot sixty-five or better in the third circular.   It’ s also the very first time there has ever been three 65s terminated on the same day of any circular. Other third-round 65s include Gambling, who has done it twice (1997, 2005), and Nick Price (63 in 1986) and Nicklaus (64 in 1965), who were the only types to go lower than that. Others had been Dow Finsterwald (1962), Johnny Callier (1975), Hubert Green (1978), Curtis Strange (1995), Steve Pate (1999), Trevor Immelman (2005) and Philip Hanson (2012). Only three from the previous 11 won the Experts that year.