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Day three digest: 2020 Masters Tournament

Day three digest: 2020 Masters Tournament

Everything you need to know from day three at the final Major Championship of the 2020 Race to Dubai.

Dustin Johnson

DJ was in the groove, Rahm made the earliest move possible, we witnessed some short game magic and Langer continued to amaze on day three of the 2020 Masters Tournament.

Here is everything you need to know from Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club.

DJ on the brink of history

Dustin Johnson produced an almost faultless and apparently nerveless display to open up a four shot lead heading into the final day at Augusta. He carded his second 65 of the week - sandwiching a 70 - to move to 16 under and equal the lowest 54 hole total in Masters history. Should he go sub 70 on Sunday and win, he will have carded the lowest 72 hole total in history, while also becoming the first wire to wire winner since Jordan Spieth five years ago. He will have Abraham Ancer, Sungjae Im and Cameron Smith as his nearest competition, however, and they are all hungry for a first Major Championship. We could be in for another classic Masters Sunday.

Rahm makes the right decision

As the sun set on Magnolia Lane on Friday, Jon Rahm was left looking at a five foot putt on the 13th to take the lead at the Masters. With the hooter having sounded, it was entirely up to the reigning Race to Dubai champion whether or not he wanted to hit it there and then or come back the following day. Rahm chose to wait, meaning his very first shot of day three at 7.30am would move him into a share of the lead. It proved a wise decision. "It was getting a little bit too dark to maybe see the line," he said. "I didn't want to second guess myself and maybe there was a little bump on the way that I didn't see or fix. I just decided to come in this morning - perfect greens, absolutely perfect - and in good daylight it was a lot easier. It was a good choice because it broke a little bit different than what I was seeing last night so I'm glad I waited."

Jon Rahm header

Cream rises to the top

History was made after Rahm's birdie as he parred his way home to sit at the top of the leaderboard after round two. Alongside the World Number Two in the group at nine under was World Number One Johnson and World Number Three Justin Thomas - the first time the top three in the Official World Golf Ranking had been in a share for the lead after any round at a Major Championship.

Lowry lives up to his reputation

You don't become the Champion Golfer of the Year if you can't do everything well but Shane Lowry is particularly famed for his short game skills. And shots like this are the reason why. Wow.

Rory's bunker magic

"Go!" Never something you want to hear a player shouting on the 12th. Rae's Creek has claimed many victims and most of them told their ball to go shortly before finding the water. So if your ball does go you better make the most of it. Rory McIlroy gave a shout of "go" as he hit his tee shot - and it listened. Then he did this.

63 at 63 for Langer

Bernhard Langer revealed after becoming the oldest player in Masters history to make the cut this week that he was as far as 100 yards behind some of the bigger hitters on Tour off the tee. But at 63 years of age he holed this 63 footer on the 16th on Saturday. There's more than one way to play this game.

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