AUGUSTA, Ga. – No Tiger and now no Phil. Not a whole lot of other major champions still in the Masters field, either. But there are a few, and they're right up at the top of the leader board.
While the rest of the field was hanging on for dear life in the wind Friday, 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson was threatening to run away with the tournament with five birdies in a row on the back nine. He bogeyed the final hole, but still has a three-stroke lead on John Senden. Who's that? He's part of that strong Aussie contingent, and has already won this season.
Defending champion Adam Scott is tied for third, and behind him are the ageless Freddie Couples and 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk.
The forecast is calling for sunny skies and a high of 82. Winds aren't expected to be as strong as they were Friday, but no doubt Augusta National will have another trick in store.
If you're watching on TV, CBS will have live coverage of Round 3 from 3-7 p.m. If you're following on the Internet, here's the lineup of live coverage on Masters.com:
11:45 a.m.-6 p.m. – Amen Corner.12:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. – Holes 15 and 16.12:30-7 p.m. – Featured groups 1 and 2.3:30-7:30 p.m. – Highlights.
If you like retina-scarring colors, the best pairing Saturday is Ian Poulter and Rickie Fowler at 11:55 a.m. If you're watching solely for the golf, here are a few good ones:
1:35 p.m. – Lucas Glover and Matt Kuchar2:15 p.m. – Fred Couples and Jimmy Walker2:25 p.m. – Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth2:45 p.m. – Bubba Watson and John Senden