After weather disrupted the 2023 Masters and forced 39 players to finish their second rounds on Saturday morning, things are finally getting back on track.
Brooks Koepka is your Masters leader at 12-under with Jon Rahm two strokes back.
Now, Round 3 is set to tee off with all of the competitors finally at the tournament’s halfway mark. Thirty-six holes remain to determine who will be crowned champion and earn the honor of slipping on the famous green jacket.
A grueling afternoon is in store for those who had to complete their second round this morning. They’ve already spent hours navigating cold and soggy conditions, and they’ll have to regroup and prepare to head back out into the elements for an all-important third round.
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Round 3 is often referred to as “moving day,” when players try to go low and move up the leaderboard ahead of the final round. But today, it could be more a case of having to grind it out. Many of the competitors will just be trying to stay within striking distance heading into Sunday at Augusta.
The Sporting News is tracking all the key moments from Round 3 at the 2023 Masters Tournament:
Masters leaderboard 2023
|1.||Brooks Koepka||-12 (1:06 p.m.)|
|2.||Jon Rahm||-10 (1:06 p.m.)|
|3.||Sam Bennett (a)||-8 (1:06 p.m.)|
|T-4.||Viktor Hovland||-6 (12:54 p.m.)|
|T-4.||Collin Morikawa||-6 (12:54 p.m.)|
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Masters live updates, highlights from Round 3
(All times Eastern.)
1:16 p.m.: Those were three nervy tee shots by our leaders. Rahm and Bennett both hit hooks into the left trees, while Koepka flared his drive out to the right and found the fairway bunker.
1:10 p.m.: Anything can change, but right now this looks like a three horse race. Koepka, Rahm and Bennett have a clear edge over the rest of the field. They’re all playing together today, and their round just got underway on the 1st hole.
12:58 p.m.: The final groups are just minutes away from teeing off. Buckle up, this is going to be a wet and wild third round at Augusta.
12:34 p.m.: Patrick Cantlay is showing us there are scores out there today, at least when the rain isn’t pouring down. He has rattled off three consecutive birdies to move to -3 on the day and -5 for the tournament.
12:13 p.m.: Conditions remain challenging in Augusta as we move into the afternoon. Temperatures are hovering below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The rain has stopped for the time being, but it’s expected to pick back up shortly. Today will be a real test of perseverance for these players.
11:41 a.m.: Players have already begun teeing off in Round 3 after a quick turnaround following the conclusion of Round 2. But we’ll have to wait a little over an hour before the leaders — and Tiger Woods — hit the course.
11:08 a.m.: Round 3 will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET.
10:45 a.m.: The hole locations are set for whenever Round 3 begins:
Hole locations for the third round. #themasters pic.twitter.com/iabTzQGUwQ
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 8, 2023
What channel is Round 3 of the Masters on today?
- TV channel: CBS
- TV broadcast times: 3-7:30 p.m. ET
- Live stream: Masters.com, CBS Sports app, Paramount Plus
Round 3 of the 2023 Masters Tournament will be broadcast live on CBS. Jim Nantz, Trevor Immelman and Ian Baker-Finch will be in the booth, with Dottie Pepper, Frank Nobilo, Verne Lundquist, Andrew Catalon and Amanda Renner reporting from on the course at Augusta National.
Free live streaming coverage will be available throughout the afternoon on Masters.com. CBS’ live coverage will also be simulcast on the CBS Sports app and Paramount Plus beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Cord-cutters can also tune into a live stream on fuboTV.
MORE: Full TV schedule for the 2023 Masters Tournament
Here is the full breakdown of the Masters TV schedule (all times Eastern):
|Date||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Thursday, April 7||3-7:30 p.m.||ESPN, Fubo|
|Friday, April 8||3-7:30 p.m.||ESPN, Fubo|
|Saturday, April 9||8 a.m.-TBD||ESPN, Fubo|
|Saturday, April 9||3-7 p.m.||CBS, Fubo|
|Sunday, April 10||2-7 p.m.||CBS, Fubo|
Masters tee times for Round 3
In an effort to speed up play, the competitors will tee off in groups of three starting on both the 1st and 10th holes in Round 3.
|11:30 a.m.||Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Smith|
|11:42 a.m.||Tom Kim, Keegan Bradley, Xander Schauffele|
|11:54 a.m.||Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Matt Fitzpatrick|
|12:06 p.m.||Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Ryan Fox, Patrick Reed|
|12:18 p.m.||Justin Rose, Russell Henley, Shane Lowry|
|12:30 p.m.||Gary Woodland, Phil Mickelson, Joaquin Niemann|
|12:42 p.m.||Sam Burns, Jordan Spieth, Cameron Young|
|12:54 p.m.||Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, Jason Day|
|1:06 p.m.||Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, Sam Bennett|
|11:30 a.m.||Sepp Straka, Harold Varner III, Dustin Johnson|
|11:42 a.m.||Scottie Scheffler, Tommy Fleetwood, Tony Finau|
|11:54 a.m.||Sahith Theegala, Abraham Ancer, Mito Pereira|
|12:06 p.m.||Tyrrell Hatton, Max Homa, Chris Kirk|
|12:18 p.m.||Taylor Moore, Si Woo Kim, Zach Johnson|
|12:30 p.m.||Fred Couples, Mackenzie Hughes, Seamus Power|
|12:42 p.m.||J.T. Poston, Talor Gooch, Keith Mitchell|
|12:54 p.m.||Charl Schwartzel, Billy Horschel, Scott Stallings|
|1:06 p.m.||Thomas Pieters, Tiger Woods, Sungjae Im|