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What started out to be a lackluster 3rd round at the 2010 Masters has exploded into a shootout. Phil Mickelson carded back to back Eagles on the 13th and 14th holes to start a barrage of low scores. Not to be outdone Fred Couples made Eagle on the 15th hole chipping with a 3-wood from off the green. Lefty still had something in is bag when he almost holed his third shot on the par 5 15th from the fairway for what would have been an astounding back to back to back eagles.
Tiger woods also made a move by making 3 straight birdies to get back to 8 under 4 shots of the lead. After a late bogey at the 17th hole Tiger hit a spectacular shot into the 18th green and converted a short birdie putt to take him to 8 under par and a second round of 70.
Phil Mickelson made his move and now finds himself in the final pairing on Sunday with a chance to take home his third Green Jacket. Woods and K.J. Choi will be paired together for the fourth straight round and both are within shots 4 of the leader Lee Westwood. Westwood has come close the past two year in his quest for winning his first major championship only to come away empty handed. Sunday will be his third and maybe last chance to claim a title.
K.J. Choi has flown under the radar all week. His steady play has been overshadowed by his playing partner Tiger Woods. But despite that mass confusion and mega galleries Choi has put together 3 solid rounds of golf and is poised to claim a green Jacket on Sunday. K.J. is a seasoned player with the skill, talent and experience to win this week.
It has been a special week at Augusta National and today was no different. We have seen the old guard make a run and now the young guns have made their move. The final round of the 2010 Masters is shaping up to be one to remember. Who will prevail in on the toughest tests of golf and find themselves donning a Green jacket tomorrow evening at the 74th Masters Tournament?. We will have to wait and see but I am confident we won’t be disappointed.
Senior Editor, African American Golfes Digest