21 year old Jordan Spieth is still out in front at the 2015 Masters, the young American takes a 4 shot lead going into the final day, which was looking to be less had he not made a great recovery on 18. Spieth's 3rd round was not as impressive as the first two but he maintained his composure on the final hole to make sure he has a healthy lead going into the final day.
Spieth made some great birdies which saw him get to 4-under-par for the day and reach -18, but the nerves looked like they had got the better of him at 17 when a pushed tee shot coupled with some uncharacteristic poor short game resulted in a double bogey 6.
It looked like he was going to make another bogey at 18, but the talented young player managed to recover well to save par, something I think will be crucial if he should go on to win.
Englands Justin Rose is the closest contender going into Masters Sunday, he carded an impressive 5-under-par 67 as he did on day 1, to reach -12 for the tournament. An average front 9 of level par, was soon forgotten when the former US Open champion made birdies at 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 to put the pressure on Speith.
Phil Mickleson looked like he was going to be playing in the final group come Sunday, but a bogey at 17 left him aggravated. He had played some stunning golf, reminiscent of his famous win in 2010 but could not finish the day off strongly enough to make the final pairing.
I though Dustin Johnson would come out all guns blazing but the big hitter didn't make the most of his long drives on moving day. His disappointing +1 leaves him 10 back from Spieth.
I was happy to see Tiger back making a charge on Saturday, the 14 time major champion had a great opening 9, making 4 unanswered birdies but some unusual shots left Tiger looking confused and put off. His poor drive at 13 looked like the start of his demise but he fought back to make birdie. His tempo seemed to have been lost at this point and we saw his swing get quicker, with more loose shots creeping in. A bogey at the last means he will go into Sunday 10 back, but within the top 5 which is an improvement for the recovering former No1.
Current world No1 Rory McIlroy also looked to be putting on the pressure early on, McIlroy made and eagle at the second and 4 birdies to get to -8 but a poor final 3 holes saw him make bogey at 16 and 18. He is also 10 back and has a mountain to climbs should he win his career grand slam.
The pressure is certainly building behind 3 day leader Jordan Speith and it will be great to watch on Sunday. There are a host of great players sitting close behind him, who will all want to take his lead. He will have to keep his composure if he wants to become the youngest ever Masters champion.