Jason Day is making things interesting down the stretch, dropping a birdie on No. 17 to move within one shot of Adam Scott, and in third place on The Masters leaderboard. Day currently sits at 11-under for the tournament heading to the 18th hole, with Schwartzel at 13-under and in the lead. Scott found the fairway on the 18th but Schwartzel answered, draining a birdie on No. 17 to take the outright lead at 13-under.
Day has quietly put together a solid round of 3-under so far, charging down the back nine after finishing the front at even-par. Day had back-to-back birdies on No. 12 and No. 13 before a birdie at No. 16 brought him to within two after Schwartzel’s birdie on No. 17.
The leaderboard is crowded at the top with three strokes separating nine competitors in the home stretch. Tiger Woods and Geoff Ogilvy are both in the clubhouse at 10-under, but it doesn’t appear to be enough to force a playoff. It appears all Schwartzel may need is a par on No. 18 to take the green jacket at The Masters.
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