Masters 2012: Last-Minute Info for Augusta's Final Round

Carlos TorresContributor IMarch 21, 2017

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07:  Phil Mickelson of the United States plays his second shot to the 17th hole during the third round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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The Masters 2012 is down to its final day of competition, and I have you covered with all the last-minute information you need to know about Sunday's final round.

Sweden's Peter Hanson leads three-time Masters champ Phil Mickelson by only one shot. Behind them are Louis Oosthuizen (two back), Bubba Watson (three back) and Matt Kuchar (four back).

The final round will be played by 62 players after Gary Woodland had to withdraw due to an injured left wrist.

Saturday, eight players led or shared the lead at some point during the third round. That happened in last year's final round, when five players were simultaneously in the lead at one point in the back nine.

Last year, Charl Schwartzel made a record-setting four birdies on his final four holes to win the green jacket.

If that is the trend, we are up for a great finish. Let's review some interesting facts heading into this final round, as well as the complete coverage information.



- The last time Couples shot a 67 in The Masters, and the last time 63 players made the cut, was in 1992. Fred Couples won that year; he is currently seven shots back.

- In case you are wondering, the record for the largest 54-hole deficit overcome to win at The Masters is eight shots. It has been done twice, by Jack Burke (1956) and Gary Player (1978). Seventeen players are within eight shots—including Couples.

-  There have been two other famous comebacks. In 1996, Nick Faldo famously overcame a six-stroke deficit to Greg Norman for the win, and last year Charl Schwartzel won after starting the day four shots back.

- If Peter Hanson wins, he would become the first Swedish male golfer to win a major championship.

- Hanson has never led after any round on the PGA Tour, and his missed the cut on his lone Masters try in 2011. His best finish in a major was a tie for seventh last year at the U.S. Open.

- Phil Mickelson is playing to win his fourth Green Jacket. Only Jack Nicklaus (six), Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods (four) have won more. It would be Mickelson's fourth in nine years.

- The winner has come from the last group in 19 of the last 21 at Augusta. Hanson and Mickelson are in that group.

- Mickelson and Hanson played together the first two rounds. But there is precedent of a one-on-one between them. Mickelson defeated Hanson in Sunday singles at the 2010 Ryder Cup, 4 and 2.

- Mickelson birdied the 18th hole Saturday, and it was the first time a player birdied the 18th hole his first three rounds since 1999. Matt Kuchar also achieved the feat this year.

- Lee Westwood has six top-three finishes in majors, which ties him for the most without a win since 1934, along with Doug Sanders and Colin Montgomerie.


TV COVERAGE (all times Eastern)

7:00 am-9:00 am: Morning Drive on Golf Channel

9:30 am-2:00 pm: Live from the Masters on Golf Channel

2:00 pm-7:00 pm: Live coverage on CBS

4:00 pm-7:00 pm: Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Live from the Masters on Golf Channel



11:45 am-6:00 pm: Amen Corner live video coverage

12:30 pm-7:00 pm: Featured Groups 1 and 2 live video coverage

12:30 pm- 6:30 pm: Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

2:00 pm-7:00 pm: Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO (2:00 pm): Masters Radio live audio

MASTERS 3D (4:00 pm-7:00 pm): Masters 3D live video coverage


Click here for a complete live blog on Bleacher Report of Tiger Woods' final round.