World No. 3 Jason Day enjoyed a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in today's third round of the 81st Masters for a three-day total of 3-over 219, up 20 places on the live leaderboard to T25 and tying Brandt Snedeker for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Day is in 27th place while 54-hole co-leader Justin Rose shot the low round with 67.
This is the 29-year-old's seventh appearance with three prior top 10s and a best of T2 on debut in 2011. He checked in at 93rd in the FedExCup standings with one top 10 in six events, a T5 at the AT&T Pebble Beach where he was a 36-hole co-leader. The Aussie chased that with T64 at the Genesis Open -- losing the world's No. 1-ranking -- a T23 one month later in defense of the Arnold Palmer, and a T58 at the Match Play, also as defender, WD'ing during his first match. He opened this week in 74-76, the last (of 53) players to make the cut, and went off solo (w/ marker) in R3. Day squared bogeys at 2, 4 and 17, offset by birdies at 3, 6, and four straight at 12-15, highlighted by a near-ace at the par-3 sixth (11 inches). He landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, averaging 1.67 putts per hole with zero 3-putts. Apr 8 - 4:17 PM