AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Give the kid another record.
Jordan Spieth posted the lowest 54-hole score in Masters history by shooting a 2-under 70 Saturday, sending him to the final round with a four-stroke lead.
Spieth’s total over three mostly brilliant days at Augusta National was 16-under 200, breaking the mark of 201 set by Raymond Floyd in 1976 and matched by Tiger Woods in 1997.
The 21-year-old Texan set the record even with a double bogey at the 17th, giving a glimmer of hope to those who’ll be chasing him Sunday.
Justin Rose birdied five of the last six holes for a 67 that got him into the final group with Spieth on Sunday. Rose was at 204 overall.
Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson was another stroke behind after shooting 67.
Charley Hoffman shot 71 and is six shots back, probably the only other player with a realistic shot on the final day.
Everyone else is at least 10 shots back. The group at 210 includes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
Spieth set the record with a brilliant up-and-down for par at the 18th hole. After hitting into the gallery behind a bunker, he pitched out 10 feet below the flag and made the putt.
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