Masters 2019: Masters officials adjust Sunday's start time due to weather

Arnold Nichols
April 15, 2019

Molinari will be in a much better position on Sunday when he tees off with Woods and Tony Finau in the day's final group.

Steady Francesco Molinari has made par on his first five holes and now has a three-shot lead during the final round of the Masters.

He won the Open Championship a year ago, but this will be a little different as we are going out in threeballs tomorrow and he will be in the Tiger Woods group.

Woods entered the final round two strokes back of the leader, Francesco Molinari, but Woods ended up taking the lead on the back nine. The powerful Utah native tied the Augusta record with a 30 on the front-nine Saturday and just missed the course record of 63, finishing with an eight-under 64. After a nice two-putt for par at the 16th, Woods had an 8-footer for birdie at the 17th and a 14-footer at the 18th, both of which did not drop.

After Molinari and Woods made birdie on the par-5 eighth hole, Molinari sits at 13-under-par and Woods at 12 under.

Dustin Johnson (-6) is one of three others tied with Woods and Jon Rahm is in the group one shot behind them.

Harding, who is playing in his first Masters, seemed on course to also finish the round on seven-under, but again bogeyed the 18th to repeat his three-under 69 from the first round.

Patrick Cantlay and Ian Poulter are four shots back.

Adam Scott and Jason Day stumbled as Tiger Woods surged.

The leaders will tee off at 9:20 a.m. CBS will broadcast the final round live at 9 a.m. Gates will open at 7:15 a.m.

Woods last won The Masters in 2005.

Finau will be the wildcard in the last threesome.

Woods overcame the injury scare, a balky putter - at least on the short ones - a weather delay and the pressure that comes with contending in a major championship to shoot a 4-under-par 68 and put himself firmly in the hunt for a fifth green jacket. There could be several low scores at Augusta National today. Molinari had gone 49 straight holes without a bogey before missing the 15-foot par putt. "We're going to play at the same time and I just need to do my things and do them well and see if that's going to be good enough".

"It will be nice not having to wait all day, not having to wait six hours from when I'm up, so you can just get out there and go play", he said.

The work he has done on his putting with Phil Kenyon is unbelievable and this, to me, was the part of the game that previously stopped him from being a great player. Most recently, he finished second in last year's PGA Championship before going on to win The Tour Championship, his first victory in more than five years. "Certainly some similarities to that year in 2013, where I want to prove to myself that I've got it, and I've worked at it", he added.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article