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Despite shooting a two-over-par 74 in Saturday's third round of the
"The greens were the firmest I'd seen in years," Watson said. "I'm not too worried about what went on … and if I play bad [Sunday], I still have a green jacket."
Watson, who holds a share of the 54-hole lead at five under, left a flurry of putts short Saturday and three-putted two greens — two more than he had Thursday and Friday combined.
But he plans to sleep that off, as he did Friday.
"I went to bed at 11 [p.m.], and my alarm went off at 10:05" in the morning, he said. "I'll sleep as much as possible [again] because I know the final round will be draining."
Much of that drain will come from speedy greens that
Added co-leader Jordan Spieth: "It was crazy, crazy fast out there. I've never putted on greens like this."
That escalated quickly: No player had more of a roller-coaster ride Saturday than
"I was slowing down a little bit, trying to catch my breath," Woodland said. "I was in a groove. I had it going."
Woodland's 30 also tied the Masters record for lowest front nine, most recently recorded by
Search through the leaderboard and you won't find the one-shot victory Jeff Knox claimed over his playing partner, Rory McIlroy. The latter, the world's ninth-ranked player, shot a one-under 71 Saturday. Knox, an Augusta National member and a non-competing marker sent out to pace McIlroy, carded a 70.
Said McIlroy: "He played just like he should be playing in the Masters. … I thought he was going to be nice and three-putt the last and we'd have a half. But he beat me by one. He obviously knows this place so well and gets it lined. And I don't think I've ever seen anyone putt the greens as well as he does around here."
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