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The Masters 2024 - Day three digest

The Masters 2024 - Day three digest

Everything you need to know from day three at the Masters Tournament.

Augusta National

Scottie Scheffler led the way, Ludvig Åberg was relishing the challenge, Bryson DeChambeau had a big finish and Thorbjørn Olesen was making a statement on day three of the Masters Tournament.

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

Scheffler fights back to lead

Scheffler carded a chaotic and captivating 71 on day three to put himself in pole position to win a second Green Jacket in three years. The World Number One led by two after three holes but found himself three behind just after the turn before recovering to get to seven under and lead by one from fellow American Collin Morikawa, who carded a 69. Max Homa carded 17 pars and a single bogey to sit at five under, one shot clear of Swede Åberg, who led at one point on his Masters debut en route to a 70. Nicolai Højgaard was another debutant to be on top of the leaderboard on Moving Day but he finished at two under alongside Cameron Davis and Xander Schauffele, one shot behind DeChambeau.

Åberg relishing the spotlight

Åberg was loving life on the biggest stage as he continued his quest to make history at Augusta. The Swede has been on a remarkable journey since turning professional last June, being a part of Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team and winning his first titles on the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR. Entering this week at ninth in the Official World Golf Ranking, it is hard to believe he is teeing it up in his first Major Championship at Augusta National, with no player having ever won the Masters when making their Major debut. Åberg could be the first as he enters the final day just three shots off the lead and far from shying away from the task at hand, he is eager to embrace it. "I think about it all the time," he said. "I'm OK thinking about it. Obviously I'm a competitor and I want to win tournaments. I feel very fortunate to be in this position and to be here playing golf."

Big finish from Bryson

It looked like the wheels had come off DeChambeau's challenge as he dropped four shots in six holes from the 11th to slip six shots off the lead. But he then did this from 77 yards on the last and is still in with a chance on the final day.

Eagle from the trees

When Shane Lowry sent his tee-shot right off the 14th hole, nobody at Augusta would have backed him to make an eagle two - except Shane Lowry. "I knew from the moment I got there, I got a gap," he said. "It was just a perfect gap. I knew I had a little bit of room to play with on the left. It was one of those, bit of luck, bit of fortune."

Getting shirty

There is no better place than Augusta National for formality, embracing the past and revelling in the old school. Olesen applied that mentality to his wardrobe in round three, wearing a full button-through long-sleeved shirt with a cutaway collar. Very dapper.

Thorbjørn Olesen
Thorbjørn Olesen

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