The roars showed up a day early and rattled what was left of the pollen from the pines at Augusta National Golf Club. Who knows what kind of encore is in store for today’s final round of the 74th Masters Tournament?
With three of the world’s top four players — headed by Lee Westwood — perched atop a star-studded leaderboard and a clear weather forecast, the stage is set for a second consecutive final-round shootout.
Leading the way is the 36-year-old Westwood, a calm Englishman who scrambled for par on the final hole for par and 4-under-par 68.
It gave him a one-shot lead over Phil Mickelson. who produced the loudest roars of the day during his eagle-eagle-birdie burst (Nos. 13-15) that helped him shoot 67.
“It was probably one of the great days in golf, in a major,” Westwood said. “I was well aware somebody was making a charge, and I figured it was Phil.”
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