04/13/2013 01:40 pm ET Updated Apr 24, 2013

Tiger Woods LIVE Scores, Updates From Masters Third Round At Augusta

If it is possible, the spotlight on Tiger Woods will be even brighter than usual during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National on Saturday.

Woods avoided disqualification but was hit with a controversial two-stroke penalty for playing from an incorrect spot after his drop on the 15th hole during the second round on Friday. Woods' travails on the par-5 15th hole began when his approach shot hit the flag on the fly and ended up in the water.

Amidst calls for him to withdraw from the tournament, Woods tweeted his thoughts on the statement of the Augusta National Rules Committee, noting that he does "accept the penalty and respect the Committees’ decision."

With the penalty dropping him to 1-under through two rounds, Woods begins play on Saturday five strokes behind leader Justin Day. Woods carded a 70 in the opening round and ended up with a 73 in the second. He will begin the third round tied for 24th place.

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The third round at August got started with Bubba Watson at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. The defending champion just made the cut, finishing at 4-over after two rounds. Woods is set to tee off at 1:45 p.m. in a two-man group with Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano. There will be six groups out after Woods and Fernandez-Castano, including a final pairing of Day and Fred Couples.

Who will be atop the leaderboard at the close of the third round? Can Day hold off the field? Will Tiger be able to make the most of his reprieve?


04/13/2013 7:33 PM EDT

Leaderboard After 3 Rounds

Brand Snedeker -7

Angel Cabrera -7

Adam Scott -6

Marc Leishman -5

Jason Day -5

Matt Kuchar -4

Tim Clark -3

Tiger Woods -3

Rickie Fowler -2

Steve Stricker -2

Bernhard Langer -2

Lee Westwood -2

Jim Furyk -2

04/13/2013 6:18 PM EDT


Tiger was asked after round if the penalty was fair. "Absolutely, I made a mistake. I took an improper drop and got the penalty." #Masters

04/13/2013 6:06 PM EDT

That's A Wrap

Tiger saves par on the par 4 18th hole after taking a troublesome path to the pin on the 465-yard hole. His tee drive went left and his approach was short. But Woods chipped onto the green and sank the putt. That's a 34 on the back nine for Woods and a 70 on the day. He heads for the clubhouse at 2-under for the day and 3-under for the tournament. He is currently tied for eighth and four shots back of Jason Day (-7).

04/13/2013 6:02 PM EDT

PHOTO: Woods In The Rough

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FROM AP: Tiger Woods hits out of the rough off the 15th fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.

04/13/2013 5:52 PM EDT

@ GCTigerTracker :

Driver at 18 is a little left. Not perfect. Will see what we're facing when we get there. Need birdie somehow.

04/13/2013 5:50 PM EDT

Out Of Trouble

Another nifty bunker shot sets up Woods for a par putt. He sinks it on 17. After a poor tee shot, Woods recovers and moves on to 18 with a chance a to get even closer before ending his round.

04/13/2013 5:43 PM EDT

@ WhitlockJason :

Golf is different from all other sports. The analogies comparing NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB games and viewers calling in rules are irrelevant.

04/13/2013 5:39 PM EDT

Aussies On Top

Angel Cabrera drops a shot on a bogey, leaving Day and Leishman atop the leaderboard at 5-under.

04/13/2013 5:33 PM EDT

Saved It!

After his tee shot landed in the short bunker, Woods saved par on the par 3 16th hole with a nice escape from the sand and a solid, short putt of about 5 feet. Nice par save and he remains 3 back of the leaders.

04/13/2013 5:30 PM EDT

Leaderboard Look

Angel Cabrera -6

Jason Day -6

Marc Leishman -5

Matt Kuchar -4

Brandt Snedeker -4

Fred Couples -4

Adam Scott -4

Tim Clark -3

Tiger Woods -3