Augusta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jordan Spieth has played the first six holes
at 1-under par to remain four strokes clear of Justin Rose during Sunday’s
final round at the Masters.
Spieth stands at 17-under par for the tournament.
Rose, who is also 1-under through the first six holes at Augusta National, was
Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson played the first six holes at even-
par to remain at minus-11. Dustin Johnson carded a 3-under 33 on the opening
nine to climb into fourth place at 9-under.
Charley Hoffman was 2-over through seven to slip to 8-under overall.
Rickie Fowler, who finished inside the top-5 at all four majors last year, is
making a run at his fifth straight. Fowler is 6-under through 16 holes and has
jumped into a share of sixth place at minus-7.
Fowler was joined there by world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who was 1-under for seven
holes; Ryan Moore, who was 4-under after 13; and Zach Johnson, who was 3-under
Spieth and Rose both birdied the first before Rose 2-putted for birdie at the
par-5 second. That birdie moved Rose within three, which was as close as
anyone had been to Spieth since early in the second round.
Spieth answered with a birdie on No. 3. A poor chip shot at the fifth led to a
bogey for the leader.
Rose came up short at the sixth and that led to a bogey, which dropped him six
Four-time champion Tiger Woods had two bogeys and a birdie through eight holes
and was 5-under for the tournament.