Apr 13, 2013; Augusta, GA, USA; Tiger Woods walks to the 14th green during the third round of the 2013 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Masters: Tiger Penalized, Cabrera and Snedeker Tied for Lead Heading into Final Round

The 2009 Masters champions, Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker are tied at seven-under par after the third round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Adam Scott is one stroke behind, while two other Australians–Jason Day and Marc Leishman, are two strokes behind the leaders at five-under par.

But the biggest story of the day was Tiger Woods being penalized two strokes prior to his third round for an improper placement in the drop zone after his approach shot ended up in the water on the 15th hole during the second round.  In fact, Woods may have been lucky, because he could have been disqualified from the tournament.  Even with his two-stroke penalty, Woods was only four strokes behind the leaders.

14-year-old Chinese teen phenom Guan Tianlang enters Sunday’s final round at nine-0ver par.  Rory McIlroy fell out of contention with a round of 79, and stood at five-over par. Phil Mickelson finished at 8-over par, while defending champion Bubba Watson shot a 70 to climb to two-over par.

The temperature was warm in Augusta today, contributing to firm and fast greens, which caused the higher scores.

Tags: 2013 Masters Tournament Angel Cabrera Augusta National Golf Club Brandt Snedeker PGA Stroke Penalty Tiger Woods

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