After two rounds in the 60s, Rory McIlroy failed to break 70 for the first time in the 2011 Masters. However, those near McIlroy at the start of Saturday failed to make a move, giving him a four-shot lead entering the final day.
The 2011 Masters leaderboard entering Sunday:
1. Rory McIlroy: -12
2. Angel Cabrera: -8
2. Charl Schwartzel: -8
2. K.J. Choi: -8
2. Jason Day: -8
6. Adam Scott: -7
6. Luke Donald: -7
8. Bo Van Pelt: -6
McIlroy bogied two holes on Saturday for the first time this week, making fives on 5 and 10. But McIlroy birded three of the final six holes to solidify his spot atop the leaderboard heading into Sunday. The big shot came on 17 when he drained a long birdie putt to go four up on four golfers. The roar from the putt caused Tiger Woods to back off his shot on the 18th fairway.
The two notable surges from Saturday were Cabrera and Watson. Cabrera's 67 is big because it means having a former Masters champion in the final pairing with McIlroy instead of the fellow youngsters McIlroy has played with all week. It's another name for him to consider behind him.
Schwartzel continues to remain in the hunt with a 68 on Saturday. His name is not mentioned often, but he is capable of being the dark horse on Sunday after three very steady rounds.
The likes of Tiger Woods, Geoff Ogilvy and Fred Couples gave way to Watson, Scott, Donald and Van Pelt. They aren't the big names of the previous group, but all of them are coming off their best rounds or second best rounds and have momentum. All are capable of making a run.
Tiger shot a 74 Saturday to fall to 5-under, seemingly knocking himself out of the opening contention on Sunday. He will need to match his best round of the week at worst to have a chance, which was a 66.
1:30 - Matt Kuchar, Ryan Palmer
1:40 - Tiger Woods, Martin Laird
1:50 - Fred Couples, Geoff Ogilvy
2:00 - Bubba Watson, Ross Fisher
2:10 - Luke Donald, Bo Van Pelt
2:20 - Jason Day, Adam Scott
2:30 - Charl Schwartzel, K.J. Choi
2:40 - Rory McIlroy, Angel Cabrera
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