The final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament is underway at Augusta National. Here are the highlights from the last 18 holes in the quest for the green jacket.
It’s Sunday at Augusta National which can mean only one thing. For one of the remaining 53 competitors still in the field, one of them is a mere 18 holes away from getting fitted for the coveted green jacket. After 54 holes of competition the 2018 Masters all comes down to this final round among the azaleas.
Heading into the last day of golf’s most prestigious tournament, former Masters champions including Tiger Woods (+4), Phil Mickelson (+7) and Zach Johnson (+2) will tee it up but have seemingly played themselves out of the mix. Other green jacket hopefuls Dustin Johnson (-4), Justin Thomas (-5) and 2015 Masters winner Jordan Spieth (-5) find themselves in the top 11 but still well off the 14-under lead.
A group of three sits at 6-under made up of Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood and the two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson. Sweden’s Henrik Stenson sits alone in fifth place at 7-under and seven shots back. Young contenders Jon Rahm (-8) and Rickie Fowler (-9) turned in tournament tying low rounds of 65 on Saturday to move closer to contention Sunday.
With so many competitors gunning for the top, the number one story heading into final 18 holes at Augusta is undoubtedly the rematch from the 2016 Ryder Cup. Sitting in second place at 11-under after a Saturday 65 is Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy. Three strokes ahead is the man who bested McIlroy at the Ryder Cup a year and a half ago, “Captain America” Patrick Reed.
With a warm, rain-free day in the 60’s predicted at Augusta on Sunday there will be plenty of chances for competitors to rise quickly or fall in stunning fashion around the course’s tricky greens. Stay tuned for all the highlights from the final round of the 2018 Masters.