AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 9 (Reuters) - Latest news from the final round of the 81st U.S. Masters on Sunday.
Englishman Justin Rose used a trio of birdies from the sixth hole and a pair of pars to follow to grab the outright lead from Sergio Garcia, who had two birdies and a bogey through 10 holes.
SPIETH SPLASHES INTO RAE‘S CREEK
Former Masters champion Jordan Spieth, who was leading here last year until his quadruple-bogey at the par-three 12th, again sent his final round tee shot into Rae’s Creek en route to a double-bogey that left him nine shots back. Last year he used a nine-iron, this time a wedge, but result the same.
American Matt Kuchar aced the par-three 16th hole with a seven-iron to reach five under for the tournament, within three shots of leader Justin Rose.
South African four-times majors champion Ernie Els, playing in what is likely his final Masters, carded a six-over-par 78 in the final round, bringing him to 20 over for the tournament.
Phil Mickelson’s eagle at the par-five second brought him to six-under on that hole for the week having followed an eagle on Thursday at Pink Dogwood with birdies in the next two rounds.
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Green Jacket pours greenbacks into Augusta economy (Compiled by Frank Pingue, editing by Ed Osmond and Andrew Both)