Live blog: Patrick Reed leads Rory McIlroy by 3 entering Sunday at Masters

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Live blog: Patrick Reed leads Rory McIlroy by 3 entering Sunday at Masters

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Live blog: Patrick Reed leads Rory McIlroy by 3 entering Sunday at Masters

The first major of the season is here! Yes, the Masters is on tap this week and we are all so excited.

We will be tracking all the action out of Augusta National. Follow along below…

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UPDATE No. 35 (6:30 p.m. ET): Patrick Reed misses a 12-footer for birdie at 18, but he’ll still lead Rory McIlroy by three entering Sunday thanks to a third-round 5-under 67.

UPDATE No. 34 (6:29 p.m. ET): Boom! Rory McIlroy caps his 7-under 65 with an eagle at the 18th. He’ll enter Sunday at 11 under and will play alongside Patrick Reed in the final round (assuming Reed doesn’t make a 9 on the final hole).

UPDATE No. 33 (6:15 p.m. ET): While Rory McIlroy made a nice up-and-down par after hitting his tee ball in the right trees at the par-4 17th, Patrick Reed three-putted for bogey to drop to 14 under, four clear of McIlroy now.

UPDATE No. 32 (6:01 p.m. ET): Wow. Speechless. Patrick Reed comes up short and nearly in the water with his second at the par-5 15th, but then he responds by chipping in for eagle. He is now 15 under and the leader by five shots.

UPDATE No. 31 (5:50 p.m. ET): Rickie Fowler pars No. 18 to record his first ever bogey-free round at the Masters, a 7-under 65 that tied Jon Rahm for best of the day and tournament. Fowler is 9 under and in solo third.

UPDATE No. 30 (5:48 p.m. ET): Rory McIlroy joins Reed in double figures under par, birdieing the 15th to move to 10 under, three back of Reed.

UPDATE No. 29 (5:44 p.m. ET): From what looks like 100 feet, Patrick Reed two-putts for par at the par-4 14th to remain at 13 under, four clear of Rory McIlroy.

UPDATE No. 28 (5:37 p.m. ET): Rickie Fowler is now tied for second at 9 under after making a short birdie at the par-4 17th. Fowler began the day at 2 under and if he pars 18 will tied Rahm’s third-round 65 for round of the tournament so far.

UPDATE No. 27 (5:26 p.m. ET): Just like that Patrick Reed’s lead doubles to four shots after he gets a 12-footer for eagle to catch the right lip and drop at the par-5 13th.

UPDATE No. 26 (5:20 p.m. ET): After all that, Rory saves par … from the azaleas. He remains 9 under, two back of Patrick Reed. But Reed has a 12-footer for eagle upcoming at the 13th.

UPDATE No. 25 (5:16 p.m. ET): Some mistakes being made at the top. Patrick Reed bogeys the par-3 12th to drop back to 11 under while Rory McIlroy loses his grip on the club in the rain and pulls his second into the par-5 13th into the azaleas.

UPDATE No. 24 (5:07 p.m. ET): Jon Rahm sticks it at the par-4 17th and birdies a second straight hole to move to 8 under, where he is now in solo third. It’s crazy to think that Rahm is 3 under on the back nine today without even birdieing the par-5s on the back.

UPDATE No. 23 (5:04 p.m. ET): Bubba Watson is making a charge with birdies at Nos. 14 and 15 to move to 6 under.

UPDATE No. 22 (4:55 p.m. ET): Jon Rahm looking to make it back-to-back Masters for Spain. He hits his tee ball to 10 feet at the par-3 16th and sinks the birdie putt to move to 7 under.

UPDATE No. 21 (4:46 p.m. ET): Patrick Reed is now leading by three shots after he made his third straight birdie, at the par-4 10th. The putter is on fire for Mr. Ryder Cup right now. He’ll head to Amen Corner now after Dustin Johnson just made double bogey at No. 11 to drop to 3 under.

UPDATE No. 20 (4:28 p.m. ET): Reed is now leading by two after making a lengthy birdie at the par-4 ninth. He’s 11 under and 2 under on the day.

UPDATE No. 19 (4:24 p.m. ET): Five in a row for Fleetwood! Tommy hits a 9-iron to 8 feet at the par-3 16th to move to 7 under, just three off the lead.

UPDATE No. 18 (4:18 p.m. ET): Tommy Fleetwood hits the green in two at the par-5 15th. He birdies for the sixth time today to move to T-4 at 6 under.

Speaking of par-5s, back at No. 13 Jon Rahm hit his second in the creek, but nearly jarred his fourth shot and saved par to remain at 6 under.

UPDATE No. 17 (4:15 p.m. ET): After McIlroy’s hole-out pitch for eagle at No. 8, Reed responds with a birdie on the hole to move back into the solo lead, at 10 under.

UPDATE No. 16 (4:04 p.m. ET): Oh. My. God.

Rory McIlroy’s pitch at No. 8 goes racing at the hole, slams into the pin and drops for an EAGLE! That moves him to 9 under and he’s now tied for the lead with Reed. This is incredible.

UPDATE No. 15 (3:57 p.m. ET): Even with an eagle before it, this birdie at No. 5 was the highlight of Fowler’s front-nine 31 that moved him to 7 under and within two of the lead.

UPDATE No. 14 (3:52 p.m. ET): A Henrik hole-out! He’s now just four back at 5 under.

Reed, Fowler, McIlroy, Rahm, Thomas, Stenson, Spieth and Dustin Johnson are all within five of the lead.

UPDATE No. 13 (3:36 p.m. ET): Man could this be an epic Saturday.

McIlroy nearly aces the par-3 sixth, but his birdie moves him to 7 under. Fowler drains a lengthy putt at the par-5 eighth for birdie to also move to 7 under. They’re now T-2 with Marc Leishman. Rahm birdies No. 10 to move to 6 under.

And oh, Patrick Reed drains a lengthy one for birdie at the fifth to move his lead back to two at 9 under. Oh man, we are getting really excited!

UPDATE No. 12 (3:23 p.m. ET): McIlroy almost makes a miraculous birdie from the bunker here at the fifth. But a par keeps him within two.

UPDATE No. 11 (3:15 p.m. ET): Reed lips out a 6-footer for par at the third and that drops him to 8 under. Look at this leaderboard now. Holy…

UPDATE No. 10 (3:10 p.m. ET): McIlroy birdies the fourth and he’s now 6 under like Fowler and three back. This is getting really good.

UPDATE No. 9 (3:05 p.m. ET): Now it’s all moving so fast! Fowler birdies the sixth to move to 6 under. He’s now 4 under for the round and within three.

That happens and then Jon Rahm pitches in for eagle to also move 4 under for the round. He’s 5 under overall and just four behind. It’s all heating up!

UPDATE No. 8 (2:59 p.m. ET): McIlroy rolls in a 20-footer for birdie at the third and he’s now 5 under and four back. It’s heating up already!

UPDATE No. 7 (2:55 p.m. ET): Everybody is off! Patrick Reed opens with par. As does Leishman. The lead is now two. Rickie Fowler now sits solo third, just four back, after a birdie at the fifth. Here’s the current top 10 leaderboard.

UPDATE No. 6 (2:20 p.m. ET): With softer conditions, there are some early runs out here.

Rickie Fowler eagles the second to move to 4 under. Jon Rahm starts birdie-birdie to move to 3 under. This will be an interesting afternoon.

UPDATE No. 5 (1:32 p.m. ET): Matt Fitzpatrick has the round of the day going. He’s 5 under through 16 and now even par overall (T-21). He was actually 1 over through six in his round but has made four birdies and an eagle since.

UPDATE No. 4 (1:15 p.m. ET): Here comes Jason Day! He birdies Nos. 2, 6 and 7 to move 3 under for the day and 1 under overall. He’s rocketed into the top 15.

UPDATE No. 3 (12:45 p.m. ET): Webb Simpson has the early round of the day going. He is 3 under through 10 and is back to 2 over for the tournament. Jason Day is 1 over overall as he’s -1 today through five.

UPDATE No. 2 (12:25 p.m. ET): Mickelson finishes his front nine eagle-birdie to go out in 1-over 37. That’s after a triple bogey-bogey start. Classic Lefty. He’s now 6 over for the tournament.

Woods is back to 4 over after two birdies in three holes. He’s on No. 9 right now. He had begun his round bogey-bogey to drop to +6.

UPDATE No. 1 (10:50 a.m. ET): The leaders don’t go off for a few hours. For now, we’re dealing with a bunch of players who would need a miracle to win.

Phil Mickelson is among those, and he starts off HORRIBLY. An opening drive into the trees leads to a triple bogey. That’s the second straight day he has posted a triple. He follows that up with bogey to play his first to in 4 over. He’s not 9 over for the week and DFL among those who made the cut.

Webb Simpson and Kiradech Aphibarnrat are the only ones under par so far on the course. Both are 1 under today and 4 over overall.

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