Overnight quad-leader and World No. 8 Rickie Fowler carved out a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in today's third round of the 81st Masters to reach 5-under 211, down two places to solo 3rd, one shy of co-leaders Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.
After kicking off in 73-67, the 28-year-old was tied for the lead with three others, including first-timer and playing competitor Thomas Pieters. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he mustered seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, registering 1.50 average putts per hole and zero 3-putts. The Jupiter, Florida, resident squared three bogey-5s at 3, 7 and 10, slightly outpaced by birdies at 2, 8, 13 and 15, all birdie-4s. This is his 29th major appearance and has been a runner-up two times, both in 2014 at the Open Championship (Royal Liverpool GC) and the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort No. 2. Apr 8 - 7:13 PM