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Finau ties first-9 Masters record with 6-under 30

Finau ties first-9 Masters record with 6-under 30

Tiger Woods, Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau are in the final pairing Sunday and looking to make a run at the green jacket.

Scott, the 2013 victor, shot even-par 72 to finish six shots behind Molinari while Day's 73 left him a shot further back.

Woods won the Masters on Sunday, his first major title since the 2008 U.S. Open and first win at Augusta National since 2005. The club already moved up the tournament's start time for Sunday's play to begin at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Molinari has a two-shot lead over Finau and Woods at 13-under 203.

Woods' birdie at the 11th - the only one there all day - seemed to spark him, as he then hit his tee shot stiff at the 12th, only to have the horn blow stopping play due to a risky weather situation. It's the first time three players have shot 64 or better in a single round of the Masters.

Ian Poulter, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay were not out of the running at 10 under, while Bryson DeChambeau was well down the field but made an ace at the par-three 16th.

He flew to Augusta for the Masters Champions Dinner and confided in one of his fellow diners: "I'm done". They tee off Saturday at 2:05 p.m. ET.

The threesomes put Woods in the final grouping after he turned a renewed Tigermania up another notch by shooting a six-birdie 67 that was his best Masters round in eight years.

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But standing in his way is an inspired Open champion in the shape of Francesco Molinari, who played with Woods in the final round at Carnoustie previous year on his way to lifting the Claret Jug.

Woods noted that three of his four Masters victories - in 1997, 2001 and 2002 opened with rounds of 70.

Woods has that rock star-like effect on the public again, and Molinari and Finau can attest to what he's meant to them. He secured his advantage at the par-3 16 by sticking an 8-iron within 2 feet of the cup for another birdie and a two-stroke lead.

Woods played five PGA Tour events in 2019.

But he missed a 5-footer for par at the fifth; three-putted the eighth to bogey a par-5; had it to 5 feet after an excellent approach at the par-3 12th and failed to convert.

Matthew Primeaux, senior vice president of strategy and operations for BetStars, said the book had discussed allowing players to bet $100 on Woods at 100-1, but later settled on $10.

"I made sure that I had those type of looks, and if I gave myself those looks the way that I'm hitting my lines, I'm going to be all right".

"Look, tomorrow is a very important day because there's no doubt someone in the top 15, or a few of them, are going to play very well", Scott said. Playing conservatively to avoid the water on the par-5, Molinari found himself with what should have been a simple third shot onto the green. "I hit a bad shot; just got to suck it up and just keep going on".