Masters 2017 LIVE UPDATES & ANALYSIS of final round | Sergio & Rose lead, Spieth tumbles (4/9/17)

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With Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia, both looking for their first Masters title, tied atop the leaderboard at 6 under after three rounds, the  heads into its final round Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Augusta National Golf Club with the season’s first major championship up for grabs.

Everyone is on the course! Follow along here for updates and the up-to-the-minute leaderboard as the world’s best golfers (minus Dustin Johnson) battle for a green jacket — and history.

4:42 p.m. With three consecutive birdies — while Sergio Garcia makes tree pars — Justin Rose moves into a tie for the lead at 8 under.

4:33 Sergio Garcia maintains his lead — one shot over Justin Rose, three over Rickie Fowler.

4:09 p.m. Justin Rose cuts playing partner Sergio Garcia’s lead to two shots with a birdie on the par-3 sixth hole.

4:01 p.m. Jordan Spieth might have played himself out of the Masters with his third bogey in six holes. He falls to 2 under.

3:58 p.m. With 13 holes to play, Sergio Garcia, bidding to become the third Spaniard to win a Masters, now has a three-shot lead as Rose bogeys No. 5 to drop to 5 under.

3:56 p.m. Sergio Garcia, 2 under for the day, taps in for par on No. 5.

3:41 p.m. Justin Rose has started with four pars. He’s two shots behind leader Sergio Garcia, who is 2 under on the day and 8 under overall.

3:29 p.m. Sergio Garcia birdies No. 3 to take a two-shot lead at 8 under.

Leaderboard: Garcia -8, Fowler -6, Rose -6, Hoffman -5, Rose -3, Spieth -3

3:19 p.m. Jordan Spieth continues to struggle, with a bogey at No. 3 to fall to 3 under, four shots behind leader Sergio Garcia. He has started bogey-birdie-bogey.

3:15 p.m. With a chance to take a two-shot lead, Sergio Garcia misses a 4-footer for birdie at No. 2. He remains at -7, one shot ahead of Justin Rose, who also missed a short putt on No. 2.

3:06 p.m. Jordan Spieth, after bogeying No. 1, gets the stroke back with a birdie at No. 2.

3:01 p.m. Sergio Garcia, winless in majors, birdies No. 1 to take a one-shot lead at 7 under.

2:58 p.m. Co-leader Justin Rose curls in a putt from 5 feet to par No. 1 and remain at 6 under.

2:55 p.m. Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman birdie No. 2 to get to 5 under, one shot from the lead.

2:50 p.m. Jordan Spieth misses a 5-footer for par on No. 1 and drops to -3.

2:36 p.m. Jordan Spieth (-4) and Rickie Fowler (-5) are on the course — and both are in the bunker off the tee at No. 1.

2:08 p.m. Augusta National ripe for the taking Sunday, with a couple of eagles already in No. 2. There will be Augusta roars.

2:11 p.m. Buckle up. There likely going to be several lead changes today.

2:15 p.m. CBS analyst Nick Faldo believes the final round will be a battle between Jordan Spieth (-4) and Justin Rose (-6).

2:17 p.m. Russell Henley (now at even par) eagled the par-4 fifth hole on the fly and damaged the cup. Masters groundskeepers had to cut a new hole on No. 5 within a foot of the old pin position.

Speaking of history …

Here’s a look at Sunday’s round:

LEADING: Justin Rose (67) and  were at 6-under 210.

TRAILING: Rickie Fowler (71) was one shot behind, the closest he has ever been to the 54-hole lead in a major.

SPIETH SHOW:  and will be in the penultimate group Sunday. It’s the first time in his four appearances that he has not played in the final group at the Masters.

WEATHER: Sunny and clear, with a high of 79. Little or no wind.


Sunday’s tee times:

10:05 a.m. — Ernie Els

10:15 a.m. — Marc Leishman, Larry Mize

10:25 a.m. — Andy Sullivan, Bernd Wiesberger

10:35 a.m. — a-Curtis Luck, James Hahn

10:45 a.m. — Adam Hadwin, Louis Oosthuizen

10:55 a.m. — Ross Fisher, Daniel Summerhays

11:05 a.m. — Kevin Kisner, Byeong Hun An

11:15 a.m. — Brendan Steele, J.B. Holmes

11:25 a.m. — Matthew Fitzpatrick, Emiliano Grillo

11:45 a.m. — a-Stewart Hagestad, Daniel Berger

11:55 a.m. — Francesco Molinari, Brian Stuard

12:05 p.m. — Martin Kaymer, Branden Grace

12:15 p.m. — Steve Stricker, Hideki Matsuyama

12:25 p.m. — Jason Day, Justin Thomas

12:35 p.m. — Bill Haas, Phil Mickelson

12:45 p.m. — Pat Perez, Russell Henley

12:55 p.m. — Brandt Snedeker, Brooks Koepka

1:05 p.m. — Jason Dufner, Fred Couples

1:25 p.m. — Kevin Chappell, Jimmy Walker

1:35 p.m. — Jon Rahm, William McGirt

1:45 p.m. — Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy

1:55 p.m. — Paul Casey, Soren Kjeldsen

2:05 p.m. — Lee Westwood, Thomas Pieters

2:15 p.m. — Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel

2:25 p.m. — Ryan Moore, Charley Hoffman

2:35 p.m. — Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth

2:45 p.m. — Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia

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