Scheffler leads Masters after Round 3, Smith closes gap to three strokes


Scottie Scheffler is yet to hit the brakes but he might have some competition from Cameron Smith heading into the final day at Augusta National. 

Scheffler jumped out to a five-stroke lead in Round 2 of the tournament and carried that momentum into Saturday. He recorded four birdies in the opening nine holes to extend his lead to seven over Charl Schwartzel, Shane Lowry and Smith who all sat at 4-under at the midway point.

His good fortune seemed to run out on the back half of the course, bogeying holes 12, 14 and 15 and 18. Meanwhile, Smith quietly closed the gap to three shots with six birdies on the day to end 6-under. The Australian is looking to improve on his 2020 performance when he finished tied for second with Sungjae Im. 

Speaking of Im, the South Korean started out the day with a double bogey followed by back-to-back bogeys at the fifth and sixth holes. He recovered with a strong back half of the course to finish 4-under and secured third place heading into the final day of competition.

Lowry and Schwartzel round out the top-5 after Round 3, followed closely by Justin Thomas and Corey Conners as the seven players to finish the day under par. 

Further down the leaderboard, Tiger Woods struggled to make up ground, recording five bogeys and two double bogeys through 18 holes. Woods finished 6-over 78, his worst performance in Masters history. The five-time Masters champion is currently in a four-way tie for 41st with Russell Henley, Daniel Berger and Jon Rahm, who was the favorite to win it all heading into the tournament.


With three rounds in the books, here’s what to know heading into Sunday’s action:

2022 Masters leaderboard

Here’s a look at the top 10 after the third round:

1. Scottie Scheffler: -9

2. Cameron Smith: -6

3. Sungjae Im: -4

T-4. Shane Lowry: -2

T-4. Charl Schwartzel: -2

T-6. Justin Thomas: -1

T-6. Corey Conners: -1

8. Danny Willett: Even

T-9. Five players: +1

How can I watch the Masters?

Round 4: Sunday, April 10 from 2-7 p.m. ET on CBS, fuboTV

You can also stream on CBSSports.com and Paramount+.

What are the tee times for Sunday at the Masters?

Scheffler will play alongside Smith in the final pairing on Sunday. Im and Lowry are once again paired together, as are Schwartzel and Thomas. 

Woods is paired with Rahm on Sunday.

Here’s a look at tee times for some notable groups on Sunday:

10:50 a.m. ET: Jon Rahm, Tiger Woods

1:10 p.m. ET: Hideki Matsuyama, Viktor Hovland

1: 50 p.m. ET: Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa

2:10 p.m. ET: Corey Conners, Danny Willett

2:20 p.m. ET: Charl Schwartzel, Justin Thomas

2:30 p.m. ET: Sungjae Im, Shane Lowry

2:40 p.m. ET: Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith

Tee times for all 26 groups can be found here.

Who has the best odds to win the 2022 Masters?

It’s essentially a two-man race heading into the final day at Augusta National, according to our partner, PointsBet. 

Scheffler maintains the best odds at -225, followed closely by Smith at +275. Im comes up third at +1600, followed by Lowry (+5000) and Thomas (+6600) in a distant fourth and fifth, respectively.

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