PGA Tour Brunch on The Masters Final
@PGATourBrunch Coverage of the 2021 Masters Tournament at Augusta.
PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the Final Day of The Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club
By TERRY LYONS
During Saturday’s third round, play was suspended at 3:58 p.m. due to a dangerous weather situation. Play resumed at 5:15 p.m. for a delay of 77 minutes.
Hideki Matsuyama is competing to become the first male major championship winner from Japan. Matsuyama’s (65) is his best score at the Masters and represents the only bogey-free round of the week. He now has 10 straight par-or-better scores at the Masters. He is making his 33rd major championship appearance with best prior finish coming at the 2017 U.S. Open (T2).
The winner of the Masters has come out of the final pairing 25 out of the last 30 years; following his 4-under (68), Xander Schauffele will join Matsuyama in today’s final pairing.
First- and second-round leader, Justin Rose, trails by four after an even-par (72).
Will Zalatoris trails by four in his attempt to become the first player to win in a Masters debut since 1979.
Jordan Spieth sits inside the Top 10 through three rounds of the Masters for the sixth time in eight appearances.
Masters Leaderboard After Three Rounds:
Hideki Matsuyama 69-71-65—205 (-11)
Xander Schauffele 72-69-68—209 (-7)
Marc Leishman 72-67-70—209 (-7)
Justin Rose 65-72-72—209 (-7)
Will Zalatoris 70-68-71—209 (-7)
Corey Conners 73-69-68—210 (-6)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the 2021 Masters Tournament
Weather: After some patchy fog early Sunday morning, a cold front moves through by early afternoon and this will keep a chance of a few showers in the forecast before the sunshine and pleasant conditions return. Southwest winds turn west for the final round at 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph possible during the afternoon hours. Overall, 57-79-degrees, Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers through 2 PM. Then, partly cloudy and pleasant.
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TV COVERAGE: Today, Exclusive TV coverage Sunday, April 11 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT) on CBS.
STREAMING: Masters Live will offer streaming coverage of the tournament today from 10:15am to 7:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Special Masters Radio coverage Sunday, 2:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Masters Coverage via PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
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On This Day in Golf History:
April 11, 2004 - Phil Mickelson slid an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win his first major championship at the Masters, defeating Ernie Els by one stroke. Mickelson shot a final round (69) with five birdies over the final seven holes. Els shot a final round (67). Mickelson had remained winless in 46 career Majors prior to the 2004 Masters. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE