6 things to watch in Sundays final round at the Masters

first_imgTHE BACK 9(Tiger Woods during the third round of the Masters golf tournament – David Goldman/AP/Press Association Images)The saying is the Masters doesn’t begin until Sunday on the back 9, and often it’s true. Tiger Woods believes anyone within six strokes on the back 9 can win, and with 17 players within six shots after the third round it could be a wild finish.____RATING TIGER(Skier Lindsey Vonn watches Tiger Woods on the ninth hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament – Darron Cummings/AP/Press Association Images)Love him or hate him, you can’t stop watching him, as girlfriend Lindsey Vonn does. Ratings for the Masters would have plummeted had Woods been disqualified for his bad drop. Now he’s in the mix on Sunday, and the cameras will have no trouble finding him.___GUAN’S FINISH(Amateur Guan Tianlang, of China, during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament – Charlie Riedel/AP/Press Association Images)Guan Tianlang has made a lot of news this week, not all of it good. The 14-year-old from China is the youngest player ever in the Masters, and the youngest to make the cut. He speeded his game up Saturday after being penalised for slow play and it cost him with a 5-over 77.____CABRERA’S MASTERSEvery other year, Angel Cabrera has a Masters to remember. He won in the final group in 2009, played in the final group in 2011, and will be in the final group Sunday with Brandt Snedeker. Can the Argentine win a second green jacket? Stay tuned._____A BIG DAY(Jason Day, of Australia, during the third round of the Masters golf tournament – David Goldman/AP/Press Association Images)Jason Day parred his first 12 holes Saturday and was in the lead after 16 holes before finishing with his only two bogeys of the day. For Day to win his first major title he’ll have to be even steadier under the pressure of Sunday at the Masters. No Australian has ever won the Masters, Greg Norman famously included.RORY MCILROY’S PERFORMANCE(Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the fourth hole during the second round of the Masters – David Goldman/AP/Press Association Images)McIlroy gave an honest assessment of his disappointing performance yesterday, saying: “I made a couple of bad errors on the front nine and I was still okay up until that point. I hit a drive to the right on 11 and the wind switched on me and I took seven there and never really recovered. The same thing happened on 15. Very small margins but you pay a big price for them.” Can the Northern Irishman at least end the event on a high?— Tim Dahlberg — http://twitter.com/@APtimdahlbergAdditional reporting by Paul Fennessy‘I’m abiding by the rules,’ insists Tiger Woods>Dos and don’ts: our tips for surviving the final day of the Masters>last_img read more

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