Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s protection of the third spherical of the 2022 Masters. World primary Scottie Scheffler is the person to catch on shifting day, commanding a five-shot lead at eight-under par whereas Tiger Woods faces one more problem in his comeback from a automobile crash that just about price him his proper leg.
Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes and Australia’s Adam Scott obtained play began beneath sunny skies at 2:20pm (UK time) however in unusually cool circumstances with temperatures barely breaking 10 levels Celsius.
The chilly represents one other hurdle for Woods who’s enjoying his first aggressive occasion in 508 days and sits 9 behind Scheffler however assured he’s nonetheless within the chase for what could be a record-equaling sixth Inexperienced Jacket.
Having needed to deal with Augusta Nationwide’s undulating format and extreme winds on Friday, the 46-year-old’s broken leg will now be put to the take a look at by the chilly.
The 15-times main winner and enjoying associate Kevin Kisner are scheduled to tee off at 5pm.
“I am 4 pictures again at second,” mentioned Woods after a battling two-over 74 on Friday.
“That is the factor. It will be windy. It will be cool.
“It will be the Masters that I believe the Masters Committee has been wanting ahead to for quite a few years.”
It isn’t simply Woods who must mount one in all his well-known Saturday expenses if Scheffler, the most popular golfer on the planet with three PGA Tour wins in his final 5 begins, is to be reeled in.
The 25-year-old American, even with a five-stroke cushion, can’t afford to get complacent being chased by trio of main winners together with South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 winner at Augusta Nationwide, Irishman Shane Lowry the 2019 British Open winner, and defending Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama of Japan.
Additionally 5 again is South Korea’s Im Sung-jae , the primary spherical in a single day chief.
Scheffler and Schwartzel are final off at 6:50pm.