MCCARTHY: Tiger needs new strategy for 5th hole on Masters Sunday

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Francesco Molinari, who entered the day with a two-stroke lead, led for most of the final round until a pair of disastrous holes enabled a host of challengers to emerge on the back nine.

Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster, Colo. plays her tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament at Augusta National GC.

Also lurking was Brooks Koepka, who won a second straight US Open title a year ago then held off Woods to win the PGA Championship. He closed with a round of six-under 66 to finish at 13-under and leads Woods and Tony Finau as he looks for his first Green Jacket.

Final-round summary: Spieth looked set to record another wire-to-wire win and prevail by an even greater margin when he birdied four holes in a row to open up a five-shot lead with nine holes to play. Johnson, Koepka and Schauffele tied for second 1 stroke back.

Finau, who is 29, has said on a number of occasions that Woods' 1997 Masters win and his subsequent domination was his prime motivation for playing golf. Former UCLA star Patrick Cantlay also shot 64 and was tied for 14th.

Augusta National was in a forgiving mood during a picturesque, birdie-filled third round of the Masters.

Woods overcame the injury scare, a balky putter - at least on the short ones - a weather delay and the pressure that comes with contending in a major championship to shoot a 4-under-par 68 and put himself firmly in the hunt for a fifth green jacket.

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Play will begin at 9:30pm (AEST) with the leaders to tee off at 11:20pm (AEST).

Another shot behind was Brooks Koepka, who has won three of the last six majors and had a 69 despite four bogeys.

British Open victor Oosthuizen also joined the party with a 68, while world number two Dustin Johnson returned a two-under 70 who to join Woods at six-under.

Nobody can afford to lay back all the way around Augusta National, especially when it's playing soft and long, and expect to contend. He took a bogey at the fifth, missing the green on his approach and a 12-foot par putt, but answered with a four-foot birdie putt at the par-3 sixth. He started the day at 2-over par and tied for 50th. "We're going to play at the same time and I just need to do my things and do them well and see if that's going to be good enough".

"Mentally was very good", he said.

Woods carded a five-under 67 for an 11-under 205.

"We have been dealing with mud balls pretty much all week, so I'm going to pray for clean golf balls in the fairway and we'll go at it from there", said Fowler, 7 under after a 68 on Saturday. "That really gave me confidence and I always said to myself looking at the score board that I was there or thereabouts without kicking in on the front nine".

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