The Masters: Round 3

Highlights from the second round of the 85th Masters Tournament.

Video Transcript

HAKEN DERMISH: Hello, and welcome to a fresh hour CBS Sports HQ alongside Erik Kuselias. I am Hakem Dermish, teeing off with moving day at the Masters, and one man made a major move, chasing his very first green jacket.

ERIK KUSELIAS: Oh yeah, 10 years ago, he was the low am. Now, we'll see if he can close the deal. But when you look at round three, whether an issue, and some people didn't respond all that well. Let's take a look how it all went down on Saturday. That's right. Moving day to Gusta. Everyone trying to track down Justin Rose at seven under.

And when you take a look at exactly where we were entering round three, there were a lot of names right there, but that last name is one you want to keep an eye on. We'll get there, but we'll start with the guy who was at the top leaderboard entering the day. And that's Justin Rose. Greenside bunker on 11.

Third shot for the par four. Punches out, taps in for par, stays at seven under. Seven in a lucky number. It's been his number all week long. On 12, 27 footer for birdy. Yes, got him at eight under, but he bogeyed on 16.

So then back to seven under, and then on 18 for par, trying to save that score of seven under. Curls in the 17 footer. Seven under after round one, seven under after round two, seven under after round three. What about Jordan Spieth? He won in 2015.

He entered Saturday just two shots back at five under. Now, this was-- you see, the weather looks good right there. He had a double on seven on the pine straw here on eight, chips it out of the green, funnels back down within a few feet, taps that in for birdy, and he goes to four under.

And you're thinking, all right, but then the horn went off. Because we had a weather delay of over an hour. Everybody had to go in. You know, you have that whole thing, whether it's baseball, golf. You're never sure how people are going to respond coming off the weather delay.

For Spieth, on 10, chipping in. Runs it up for birdy. That got him to five under. It looked like he was OK. He ended the day even par, but Justin Thomas did not like the weather delay. Not at all.

Number two player in the world, at the end of the day, three shots back at four under, and they fell apart after the weather delay and in a big way. On 13, punched out the pine straw, wedge in hand, and find Ray's Creek. Still, on 13, putting for double bogey. Eight footer, nope.

Misses on the low side. Taps it in. Triple drops to one under. It would just be a struggle all day long after that weather delay. He finished at 75. How about the best shot of the day? Corey Conners, par three, six. Tee shot, a little favorable bounce, and there you go.

That's an ace. Six ace all time on the sixth hole. First since 2013, but this is all preamble. That's the name you need to know, Hideki Matsuyama. The low round of the day, very impressive here. He just got it rolling. Simple as that.

On 12, 10 footer for birdy and a share of the lead. Yup, now, at 7 under, he would not be stopping there. On 15, just outside of 200 yards, looking to stuff that approach. Mile, this is a good one.

Finish that off for eagle and the solo lead. You may look back and see that the tournament turned right there on 15. He's now at nine under. On 16, par three. Fires a dart. That'll finish inside five feet.

Tap that in for birdy now at 10 under on 17 with a 10 footer for another birdy. Count it, 11 under. And on 18, even when it was troublesome, it wasn't. And then up behind the 18th green, but trying to get out of trouble runs this trip up. That'll work every time.

HAKEN DERMISH: That's my shot of the tournament right now.


HAKEN DERMISH: Shot of the tournament.

ERIK KUSELIAS: You like it.

HAKEN DERMISH: Are you talking-- I mean, are you kidding me? The adrenaline, 15 yards past the green saves par. That was awesome.

ERIK KUSELIAS: He stays at 11 under. You know, look, again, we talked about the weather delay. It didn't help everybody. JT did not have anything after the weather delay. But Matsuyama, six under and eight holes after the weather delay, including saving par on that 18, including getting that eagle as we talked about.

Huge putt there, so he was just all over the place, whether it's 15 or 18. Matsuyama, making putts, making shots, saving pars. He has the lead. He can become the first Japanese men's golfer to win a major championship. Oh, by the way, you want to know how far back you need to be?

Each of the last 31 Masters Champions inside the top five entering the Final Round, so that would be seven under or better. And as we mentioned, 10 years ago, today, Hideki Matsuyama was the low am. That was at the 2011 Masters. Now, he has a four shot lead, sleeping on the lead on Saturday night, looking to close it out on Sunday.