Masters 2017: The best shot, hole and quote from Saturday at Augusta

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Masters 2017: The best shot, hole and quote from Saturday at Augusta

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Masters 2017: The best shot, hole and quote from Saturday at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. – What stood out in Round 3 of the 81st Masters on Saturday at Augusta National:

Shot of the day

Jordan Spieth stayed in contention for another green jacket in part by converting an incredibly improbable chip on the 495-yard, par-4 10th. After knocking his approach 198 yards left and past the green, nearly reaching the pine straw, he popped his pitch from 27 feet high and onto the down-sloping green, spinning it to stop within 4 feet of the hole. He converted his par putt to keep the momentum he had built going after back-to-back birdies at Nos. 8 and 9.

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Hole of the day

The 350-yard, par-4 third

This was the place where Phil Mickelson’s dream of becoming the oldest Masters winner died. Coming off consecutive birdies to open his third round, Lefty three-putted for a double-bogey 6 and never got back on track, finishing at 2-over 74. Mickelson’s double was a round-killer. And he’s now 2 over for the tournament, too. On the day, No. 3 yielded 10 birdies, 25 pars, eight bogeys and two double bogeys.

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Quote of the day

“What would Arnie do?”

– Jordan Spieth, invoking the late, great Arnold Palmer to caddie Michael Greller, before his difficult, 230-yard approach shot from the pine straw on the par-5 13th hole. Greller responded, “knock it 20 feet below the hole.” Spieth promptly drilled a 4-iron within 29 feet and made birdie. Another uplifting shot for Spieth, who stands two shots off the lead.

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