Even Donald Trump took notice of Tiger Woods' performance at the Masters on Saturday

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Tiger Woods fired a 67 on Saturday in the third round of the Masters, capping an impressive Moving Day for the 43-year-old. The four-time Masters champion currently sits at 11-under for the tournament and trails leader Francesco Molinari by just two shots.

Woods and Molinari will join Tony Finau, who also sits at 11-under, to form the final threesome for Sunday morning’s final round — which was adjusted and moved up due to impending severe weather.

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Naturally, Woods’ impressive round quickly caught the attention of sports fans across the world. Even President Donald Trump took notice.

Trump tweeted at Woods on Saturday afternoon, congratulating him after his round and sharing his excitement for Sunday’s finish, which he said “will be a big and exciting day for golf and for sports.”


Trump has been in attendance at the Masters in the past, though it’s almost certain that he’s not a member of Augusta National Golf Club. The avid golfer did offer his take on this year’s tournament earlier this week, though, while holding a joint Oval Office appearance with South Korean President Moon Jae-In.

“You know, the whole thing is pretty incredible, but the field is very, very deep,” Trump said after naming Woods, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson as potential picks to win it all. “I think it’s going to be a great Masters. I hope so.”

While he never actually picked anybody to put on the green jacket Sunday, Trump was right about one thing: It’s been a great Masters so far, and seems to be set up perfectly for a fantastic finish on Sunday morning.

Tiger Woods launched into second place at the Masters on Saturday, capturing the attention of the sports world — including President Donald Trump. (Warren Little/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods launched into second place at the Masters on Saturday, capturing the attention of the sports world — including President Donald Trump. (Warren Little/Getty Images)

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