Masters 2014 scores and results: Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson tied for 54-hole lead

Rob Carr

It was an up-and-down day for the leaders at Augusta on Saturday and with only 18 holes left, the leaderboard is very crowded.

At one point on Saturday, it appeared Bubba Watson was ready to pull away from the rest of the field. He was coming off an eagle and sitting at 8-under with a five-stroke lead. That lead didn't last long, however, and the leaderboard shifted dramatically during the rest of the round. Watson's cushion quickly evaporated and he needed to make a tricky par putt on No. 18 for a share of the lead. He did and joined Jordan Spieth in the clubhouse at 5-under.

The 20-year-old Spieth carded a 2-under round of 70, his third straight round under par. His score was one of the better showings of the late groups. With the course drying out and the greens speeding up, Spieth did an excellent job of limiting damage when he made errors and capitalizing with birdies when he had the chance. He traded birdies and bogeys during the first nine, making the turn at 1-under. He ran into issues at the difficult No. 11 and a bogey dropped him back to even par for the day. Spieth hit a poor shot off the 13th tee, finding trouble in the pine straw and trees. But, like he did all day and has all tournament, Spieth made a smart decision and punched out. His recovery shot was excellent and he eventually had a prime look at a birdie. Although the putt missed, the par was a great example of just how steady he played and the job he did to avoid significant damage.

While he missed a birdie chance at the 13th, he capitalized on birdie opportunities at Nos. 14 and 15 to pull into a share of the lead. Despite playing in his first Masters, Spieth played as composed as any player in the field.

"You had to put the ball in the right spots, really think your way through," Spieth said after the round. "It was about being patient, knowing bogeys were going to come, and take advantage of the par-5s."

Spieth will begin the final round tied for the lead. He has a great opportunity to win a green jacket in his first Masters appearance and if he pulls it off, he'd become the youngest Masters winner in history. Tiger Woods currently owns that mark, winning his first green jacket at 21.

There will be plenty of challengers on Sunday with 13 players within four strokes of the lead. That group includes Matt Kuchar, who is one stroke back at 4-under. Kuchar turned in his best round of the tournament, shooting a 4-under 68. He moved to 5-under following three straight birdies from No. 13 to No. 15. He would have joined Spieth and Watson in a share of the 54-hole lead but bogeyed the 18th hole. Kuchar hit his approach shot beyond the green and was unable to get up-and-down to save par.

Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jonas Blixt are among the players within three strokes of the lead. Here is a complete look at the leaderboard through three rounds.

Place

Player

Score

1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round

Total

T1

Jordan Spieth

-5

71

70

70

211

T1

Bubba Watson

-5

69

68

74

211

T3

Matt Kuchar

-4

73

71

68

212

T3

Jonas Blixt

-4

70

71

71

212

T5

Miguel Jimenez

-3

71

76

66

213

T5

Rickie Fowler

-3

71

75

67

213

T7

Lee Westwood

-2

73

71

70

214

T7

Jim Furyk

-2

74

68

72

214

T7

Thomas Bjorn

-2

73

68

73

214

T10

Justin Rose

-1

76

70

69

215

T10

Kevin Stadler

-1

70

73

72

215

T10

Fred Couples

-1

71

71

73

215

T10

John Senden

-1

72

68

75

215

T14

Gary Woodland

E

70

77

69

216

T14

Ian Poulter

E

76

70

70

216

T16

Kevin Streelman

1

72

71

74

217

T16

Adam Scott

1

69

72

76

217

T18

Jason Day

2

75

73

70

218

T18

Chris Kirk

2

75

72

71

218

T18

Steve Stricker

2

72

73

73

218

T18

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

2

75

69

74

218

T18

Russell Henley

2

73

70

75

218

T18

Jimmy Walker

2

70

72

76

218

T24

Rory McIlroy

3

71

77

71

219

T24

Bernhard Langer

3

72

74

73

219

T24

Henrik Stenson

3

73

72

74

219

T24

Louis Oosthuizen

3

69

75

75

219

T24

Jamie Donaldson

3

73

70

76

219

T29

Martin Kaymer

4

75

72

73

220

T29

Bill Haas

4

68

78

74

220

T29

Steven Bowditch

4

74

72

74

220

T29

Hunter Mahan

4

74

72

74

220

T29

Vijay Singh

4

75

71

74

220

T34

Jose Maria Olazabal

5

74

74

73

221

T34

Darren Clarke

5

74

74

73

221

T34

Stewart Cink

5

73

72

76

221

T34

Lucas Glover

5

75

69

77

221

T38

Billy Horschel

6

75

72

75

222

T38

Thongchai Jaidee

6

73

74

75

222

T38

Thorbjorn Olesen

6

74

72

76

222

T38

Brendon de Jonge

6

74

72

76

222

T42

Oliver Goss

7

76

71

76

223

T42

Francesco Molinari

7

71

76

76

223

T42

Nick Watney

7

72

75

76

223

T42

K.J. Choi

7

70

75

78

223

T46

Sandy Lyle

8

76

72

76

224

T46

Mike Weir

8

73

72

79

224

T46

Brandt Snedeker

8

70

74

80

224

T46

Stephen Gallacher

8

71

72

81

224

T50

Joost Luiten

9

75

73

77

225

T50

Larry Mize

9

74

72

79

225

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