AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 8 (Reuters) - Latest news from the third round of the 81st U.S. Masters on Saturday.
ROSE STORMS HOME TO GRAB SHARE OF LEAD
Englishman Justin Rose rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt at the 17th and a 10-footer at the last for a stunning finish that brought the Olympic champion to six under and into a share of the lead with Charley Hoffman, who was a stroke back through 14 holes.
SPIETH ROARS BACK INTO CONTENTION
Former Masters champion and two-times runner-up Jordan Spieth, who started the day four shots off the pace, mixed five birdies with a bogey for a four-under-par 68 that left him two shots back of the clubhouse lead.
MICKELSON ERASES HOT START
Three-times Masters champion Phil Mickelson, seeking his first Green Jacket since 2010, made an early move with birdies at the first two holes but could not hang on as he finished two over for the round, eight shots back of the clubhouse lead.
GARCIA KEEPING BID FOR MAIDEN MAJOR ALIVE
Overnight co-leader Sergio Garcia, in search of his maiden major title, was one under through 14 holes and a stroke back of clubhouse leader Justin Rose.
Fowler, Hoffman edge ahead at sun-drenched Masters
Garcia grabs share of lead, Couples three back
Patience the key for Masters rookie Pieters
Experience produces Masters magic for Couples
Garcia at peace with Augusta but no surrender
Rose looking forward to faster course
Fowler rides fast start to soar into contention
World number one Johnson pulls out after fall
Arnie's Army salutes Palmer one last time
Green Jacket pours greenbacks into Augusta economy (Compiled by Frank Pingue, editing by Ed Osmond and Andrew Both)