Masters 2015 TV schedule: Who to watch in the third round
Jordan Spieth set a new two-round record this week at Augusta National Golf Club. Who might shoot a low score on Saturday?
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After setting a new 36-hole scoring record, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth will try to maintain his lead in the 79th annual Masters golf tournament in Saturday's third round.
Spieth shot a six-under par 66 on Friday and is 14 under par for the tournament. He enjoys a five-shot lead over Charley Hoffman, who is at nine under par. A trio of golfers – Justin Rose, Paul Casey, and Dustin Johnson – are two shots further back at seven under par. Johnson himself had a record-setting day, becoming the first golfer in Masters history to record three eagles in a single round.
As for Saturday's third round, there will be some interesting twosomes going out together on the Augusta National Golf Club layout. Starting at 10:55 a.m. Eastern time, former British Open champ Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland and England's Ian Poulter, both victorious European Ryder Cup team members in the past, will head out.
2000 Masters winner Vijay Singh from Fiji is paired with rising US star Rickie Fowler. They will tee off at 11:05 a.m. Eastern.
Another former Masters champ, Zach Johnson, will play with former US Open champion Webb Simpson, beginning at 12:15 p.m.
One of the more intriguing pairs Saturday has two-time defending Masters champion Bubba Watson, currently at two under par, playing with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland. The defending British Open and PGA champion also finds himself at two under after 36 holes. Watson and McIlroy will tee off at 12:45 p.m.
Thirty minutes later, at 1:15 p.m. Eastern, longtime competitors Tiger Woods and Spain's Sergio Garcia will start their third rounds paired together. Both men are two under for the tournament, a dozen shots behind Spieth.
2013 Masters champion Adam Scott and fellow Australian Jason Day will tee off at 1:45 p.m. They're both at three under par.
Three-time former Masters champion Phil Mickelson will be playing with Paul Casey of England, beginning at 2:35 p.m. Eastern Saturday. Mickelson is eight shots off the lead at six under par.
They will be followed at 2:45 p.m. by Rose and Dustin Johnson. Then, at 2:55 p.m., the final twosome of Jordan Spieth and Charley Hoffman will hit off the first tee.
As in the first two days of the tournament, you'll be able to catch live action via streaming video at Masters.com, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern. For the 60th year, CBS will provide live television coverage, beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Saturday.