Teeing off: Sunday, April 11

Phil Mickelson put on a show Saturday with back-to-back eagles. What will he have in store on Sunday? (Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com)

Phil Mickelson put on a show Saturday with back-to-back eagles. What will he have in store on Sunday? (Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com)

Phil Mickelson took control of Saturday’s third round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National. His round of 67 catapulted him up the leaderboard to second behind leader Lee Westwood, who enters Sunday’s final round with a four-shot lead over the pairing of K.J. Choi and Tiger Woods.

The pairings
Fourth round play begins about 10:40, with the final two groups set to tee off after 2:30 this afternoon.
You can check for your favorite golfer’s start time here.

Phil’s day or Tiger’s day?
Our own Jeff Schultz says Phil Mickelson’s story makes this Masters special.
Others found hints of his comeback particularly memorable:

It was the most-fun Saturday round ever at the Masters, at least that I can recall. That 30-minute stretch on the back nine, when Phil Mickelson’s two eagles followed by a birdie made up five strokes on leader Lee Westwood in three holes — that was Masters golf like none other. — Wall Street Journal

Phil Mickelson (11-under) – Augusta National speaks to Lefty’s gambling instincts like no other course in the world. It also suits his creativity around the greens — a unique gift that even Tiger can’t match. This is Mickelson’s tournament to win. — Washington Examiner

And Woods, who is amazingly just four back after birdieing the 18th hole, who got away with a round in which he made mistakes and few putts, is poised to have something very dramatic to say about who will win this Masters. – New York Times

Enough about yesterday …
What should you expect today?

Steve Hummer writes in Sunday’s AJC that four of the world’s top seven players occupy the first six places. In that bunch are three already Masters-made men, with seven green jackets among them. Sunday will be like an afternoon with familiar old friends.

In other words: Stay glued to the TV and/or computer and you may catch something special.

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