There will be no end-to-end winner at the 2021 Masters Tournament.
Justin Rose took the absolute lead after an incredible opening round of 7 under par 65 at Augusta National Golf Club, then managed to hang on to it with a tied Round 2. He was not so lucky in Round 3, where another tied round saw Hideki Matsuyama overtake the entire field and three other golfers join Rose in second place.
Matsuyama carded the bogey-less first round of the tournament on Saturday, part of a day in which he made five birdies – four of the last nine – and an eagle as part of a 7-under 65. The turn was a 77 minutes weather delay as of 3:57 PM ET, due to storm systems passing through Augusta, Ga. No other golfer has benefited more from the playing conditions after the rain than Matsuyama.
The Japanese golfer is not only in first position for his best Masters result (he finished fifth in 2015), but also his first major victory. It would also be his first victory on the PGA Tour since the 2017 World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational in August 2017. Can he continue his incredible level of play for one more round? Or will another golfer come out of nowhere to claim victory in Augusta?
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3.33 p.m .: This is Jon Rahm. …
3.10 p.m .: Matsuyama got back on track with a birdie after bugging his opening hole. It’s back to 11 cents for the tournament and even for the round.
3:07 p.m .: Rose remaining at hand:
2:55 p.m .: Will Zalatoris refuses to let the moment be too big for him. The Masters rookie has two birdies through two holes to get to 9 under.
1:10 p.m .: Fair a little short, but Tommy Fleetwood will be happy with a birdie on the par 3 sixth hole.
12:46 p.m .: And there’s a nice birdie putt by Adam Scott on hole 12; he will need to be aware of hole 15 after yesterday’s debacle. …
12:09 p.m .: Tyrrell Hatton gets a nice birdie on hole 6 to come back even for the round:
What channel are the Masters airing on today?
CBS will continue their live coverage of the Masters with Round 4 on Sunday. The network will resume action at 2 p.m. ET. Before that, only Masters.com will provide free coverage the morning before network coverage begins.
Paramount +, the new CBS streaming platform, will have early coverage starting at 10:15 a.m.ET (subscription required).
You can also stream the Masters via fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial .
Here is the complete breakdown of the Masters TV program (still in the East):
|Dated||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Thursday April 8||3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Friday April 9||3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Saturday April 10||3 pm-7pm||CBS, fuboTV|
|Sunday April 11||2 p.m.-7 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
Masters departure times for Sunday
|Departure time (ET)||Pairing|
|10 a.m.||Jim Herman, Adam Scott|
|10:10 a.m.||Brendon Todd, José Maria Olazabal|
|10:20 a.m.||Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Gary Woodland|
|10:30||Paul Casey, Billy Horschel|
|10:40 a.m.||Abraham Ancer, Michael Thompson|
|10:50 a.m.||Ian Poulter, Tyrrell Hatton|
|11:00||Harris English, Bryson DeChambeau|
|11:10 a.m.||Jason Kokrak, Louis Oosthuizen|
|11:20 a.m.||Cameron Champ, Sébastien Munoz|
|11:30 a.m.||Matt Jones, Collin Morikawa|
|11:50 a.m.||Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood|
|Midday||Martin Laird, Bubba Watson|
|12:10||Matt Wallace, Charl Schwartzel|
|12:20 p.m.||Shane Lowry and Mackenzie Hughes|
|12:30 p.m.||Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm|
|12:40 p.m.||Webb Simpson, Joaquin Niemann|
|12.50 p.m.||Phil Mickelson, Fransico Molinari|
|13 hours||Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas|
|1:20 p.m.||Viktor Hovland, Ryan Palmer|
|1:30 p.m.||Henrik Stenson, Stewart Cink|
|1:40 p.m.||Patrick Reed, Kevn Na|
|1:50 p.m.||Si Woo Kim, Bernd Wiesberger|
|14 hours||Tony Finau, Robert MacIntyre|
|2:10 p.m.||Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman|
|2:20 p.m.||Will Zalatoris, Corey Conners|
|2:30 p.m.||Marc Leishman, Justin Rose|
|2:40 p.m.||Hideki Matsuyama, Xander Sc Chaudele|