Masters 2013: News and Updates Heading into Day 4 at Augusta

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIApril 14, 2013

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 12:  Tiger Woods of the United States drops his ball after he hits it into the water on the 15th hole during the second round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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One round of the Masters remains, but there have been more than a few dramatic moments over the past three days.

The stage is now set to see who will bring home the green jacket on Sunday.  However, there have already been stories that might be even bigger than who wins the tournament on Sunday.


Tiger Woods Penalized but Hanging On

The biggest story on Saturday actually happened before play even started.  Woods was given a two-stroke penalty on Saturday morning after an illegal drop on the 15th hole (via USA Today). 

Apparently, Tiger was lucky he didn’t get disqualified:

Even with the penalty, Tiger is still hanging on.  He was able to shoot a 70 on Saturday to move him back to three under for the Masters and just four strokes behind the leaders.

It’s definitely going to be an uphill battle, but Tiger has done some pretty amazing things over his career.  All eyes will be on him to see if he can earn his fifth green jacket, even with the controversial penalty.


Brandt Snedeker Looking to Inch Up World Golf Rankings

As the No. 5 player in the world, Snedeker would like nothing more than to win the Masters and help raise his ranking.

Snedeker is currently tied for the lead with Angel Cabrera at seven under for the tournament.  A solid 69 on Saturday helped him get to that spot.  He played a very clean game by registering zero bogeys and birdies on the 13th, 15th and 16th holes.

Now the challenge for Snedeker will be to maintain the lead.  Some really good golfers are right behind him, so he will need to play at his best for one more day to take home his first major win.


Australians are Looking to Make History

An Australian has never won at the Masters, but three are in the hunt after the first three rounds.

Adam Scott leads the Australians at six under, but both Marc Leishman and Jason Day have held leads already during the tournament and are currently at five under.  Scott was the only one able to shoot under par on Saturday, posting a 69. 

One of these three could potentially make history on Sunday.  With three of the top five golfers from Australia, the odds are certainly in their favor to bring a Masters win home.