AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - After severe storms swept through the Augusta National course overnight, the third round of the Masters began Saturday under blue skies and a brilliant sun. The softer greens might lead to another assault on the scoreboard, even though the men in green have ways of keeping the scores from going too low: tougher pin placements and pushed-back tees.
Nineteen-year-old Rory McIlroy played the final three holes Friday at 5 over, making the cut on the number. He got a reprieve from the rules committee after kicking the sand in disgust when he couldn't get out of the bunker at No. 18. On Day Three, he got off to a good start with a birdie at the par-5 second hole.