AUGUSTA, Ga. — Justin Thomas, who started the day at 4-under, identical as Hideki Matsuyama, had a nightmarish third circular, with a triple bogey on the par-5 13th hole.
He shot 75 and is 1-under, 10 photographs out of the lead held by Hideki Matsuyama.
“I used to be enjoying nice earlier than the [weather] delay, after which I didn’t afterwards’’ Thomas stated. “It’s only a disgrace. I used to be actually enjoying properly.’’
The 13th, the place he hit a wedge into Rae’s Creek, was probably the most damaging blow.
“I simply chunked it,’’ he stated. “I simply need to overlook about it and attempt to do one thing historic tomorrow.’’
Corey Conners had a hole-in-one on the sixth hole, jarring an 8-iron 182 yards. He was the sixth participant ever to make a hole-in-one on the sixth within the Masters and the primary since Jamie Donaldson in 2013.
One of the wonders of this 12 months’s Masters has been Jose Maria Olazabal.
The 55-year-old Spaniard, who gained the Masters in 1994 and 1999, had not performed a circular of match golf for the reason that November 2020 Masters and but he made the reduce for the primary time since 2014 and stands at 5-over par after his third-round 75.
“I went from Masters to Masters,’’ Olazabal stated.
Olazabal referred to as Friday “a big day’’ as a result of it was the birthday of his idol, Seve Ballesteros. That made the importance of constructing the reduce much more highly effective.
Asked what the response was that he obtained for making the reduce, Olazabal stated, “I feel they have been all in a state of shock. Nobody anticipated it.’’
Phil Mickelson referred to as it “fairly cool’’ to see.
“His brief sport is without doubt one of the greatest that’s ever been,’’ Mickelson stated.
Reed, who performed with Olazabal, stated, “Man, the brief sport is unbelievable.’’
Asked if he is aware of how for much longer he plans to play within the Masters, Olazabal stated, “The sport will dictate. It’s so simple as that. The sport will inform you when it’s a must to cease.’’