The Masters Pictures: Round Three

Some of the best Masters pictures from day three of the 2016 tournament.

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We round up some of the best Masters pictures from day three of the 2016 tournament.

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy had contrasting fortunes in their head-to-head battle. On Seve's 59th birthday, Spieth clattered his ball off the tee to all parts, but was a demon on the greens. But McIlroy could not buy a putt.

Bernard Langer showed that the old ones still have some of the best tunes. Hideki Matsuyama has been consistency personified and the press wanted to hear all about it - especially the Japanese press.

Meanwhile away from the cameras, unseen workers made sure it all looked absolutely spic and span for the cameras as the carpet sweepers came out.

On a day which has left Jordan Spieth favourite to be putting on the green jacket come the close of play on the Sunday, we round up some of the best Masters pictures from day three of the 2016 tournament.

 

Yes, that is my ball

Jordan Spieth's ball takes the scenic route to the hole
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Yes, that is my ball

Jordan Spieth's ball takes the scenic route to the hole

Back on track

Jordan Spieth returns his ball to the grassed bit on the 3rd hole

Back on track

Jordan Spieth returns his ball to the grassed bit on the 3rd hole

Signalling four

Jordan Spieth appears to be signalling a boundary four in cricket rather than shouting fore! Or maybe he's just telling the caption writers what hole he is playing?
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Signalling four

Jordan Spieth appears to be signalling a boundary four in cricket rather than shouting fore! Or maybe he's just telling the caption writers what hole he is playing?

Attention to detail

The second tee box is swept during the third round
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Attention to detail

The second tee box is swept during the third round

Second Green

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth do battle on the 2nd green. Of the 14 times they have played together before in tournaments, McIlroy had carded the lower score eight times, and Spieth four times. But yesterday was Spieth's day.
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Second Green

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth do battle on the 2nd green. Of the 14 times they have played together before in tournaments, McIlroy had carded the lower score eight times, and Spieth four times. But yesterday was Spieth's day.

One that got away

Rory McIlroy reacts to another disappointing putting effort. He struggled on the greens and returned his first birdie-free Major round since The Open in 2010.
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One that got away

Rory McIlroy reacts to another disappointing putting effort. He struggled on the greens and returned his first birdie-free Major round since The Open in 2010.

Berger has something to chew on

Hmm that doesn't sound right. Daniel Berger chews over a particularly tasty putting poser.
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Berger has something to chew on

Hmm that doesn't sound right. Daniel Berger chews over a particularly tasty putting poser.

Rod Stewart lines up another putt

Or maybe it's Bernard Langer.
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Rod Stewart lines up another putt

Or maybe it's Bernard Langer.

Bernard Langer does his post-round interviews...

Or maybe he has got Rod Stewart to stand in for him
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Bernard Langer does his post-round interviews...

Or maybe he has got Rod Stewart to stand in for him

..and Hideki Matsuyama does his

The Japanese golfer cared a second successive even par round to lie tied 3rd with Bernard Langer
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..and Hideki Matsuyama does his

The Japanese golfer cared a second successive even par round to lie tied 3rd with Bernard Langer

Roderick Easdale
Roderick Easdale

Contributing Writer Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests and he worked as contributing editor for the first few years of the Golf Monthly Travel Supplement. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around 20 countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest All Rounder.