Golf fans from around the world have been treated to an incredible 2014 Masters tournament through three days, and the stage has been set for an even better finish to one of the most exciting events of the year.
With the top of the leaderboard stacked with elite talent playing well at Augusta National Golf Club—13 players are within four shots of the lead heading into Sunday—the co-leaders heading into Day 4, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson, will have a tough time holding onto the lead.
If veterans like Jonas Blixt, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Matt Kuchar can continue playing well, the final day of competition should be the most exciting of the entire tournament.
Here is all the vital television information for the final day of the 2014 Masters tournament.
Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.
When: Sunday, April 13
Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET
|2014 Masters Tournament Round 4 Tee Times|
|Time (ET)||Player 1||Player 2|
|10:10 a.m.||Larry Mize||—|
|10:20 a.m.||Stephen Gallacher||Joost Luiten|
|10:30 a.m.||Mike Weir||Brandt Snedeker|
|10:40 a.m.||K.J. Choi||Sandy Lyle|
|10:50 a.m.||Francesco Molinari||Nick Watney|
|11:00 a.m.||Brendon de Jonge||Oliver Goss|
|11:10 a.m.||Thongchai Jaidee||Thorbjorn Olesen|
|11:20 a.m.||Lucas Glover||Billy Horschel|
|11:30 a.m.||Darren Clarke||Stewart Cink|
|11:50 a.m.||Vijay Singh||Jose Maria Olazabal|
|12:00 p.m.||Steven Bowditch||Hunter Mahan|
|12:10 p.m.||Martin Kaymer||Bill Haas|
|12:20 p.m.||Louis Oosthuizen||Jamie Donaldson|
|12:30 p.m.||Bernhard Langer||Henrik Stenson|
|12:40 p.m.||Jimmy Walker||Rory McIlroy|
|12:50 p.m.||Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano||Russell Henley|
|1:00 p.m.||Chris Kirk||Steve Stricker|
|1:10 p.m.||Adam Scott||Jason Day|
|1:30 p.m.||Ian Poulter||Kevin Streelman|
|1:40 p.m.||John Senden||Gary Woodland|
|1:50 p.m.||Kevin Stadler||Fred Couples|
|2:00 p.m.||Thomas Bjorn||Justin Rose|
|2:10 p.m.||Lee Westwood||Jim Furyk|
|2:20 p.m.||Miguel Angel Jimenez||Rickie Fowler|
|2:30 p.m.||Matt Kuchar||Jonas Blixt|
|2:40 p.m.||Jordan Spieth||Bubba Watson|
Day 4’s Biggest Threat: Miguel Angel Jimenez
While there are many players within striking distance heading into Sunday, few have as much momentum or experience as tour veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Jimenez has become a mainstream star for the sport due to his unique warm-up routine and easygoing attitude, but he is one of the best performers at Augusta National Golf Club each and every year.
After shooting an astounding six-under par on Day 3, Jimenez has put himself within striking distance heading into the final 18 holes using his elite putting and ability to find the fairways with the best of them, according to Sky Sports:
What makes Jimenez so special at this tournament is his love for the course and his familiarity with the nuances. The veteran told Bob Harig of ESPN.com about his perception of the course and his ability to tame it:
I love the place. It's a beautiful place, a beautiful golf course, always manicured, and I feel great here. Doesn't matter how you play, you feel good, because everything is prepared for us the way it is. If you are 50 doesn't mean that you cannot play well. I'm still moving. I'm still flexible ... the main thing is I'm doing what I like to do in my life and I'm enjoying it completely.
Over his career, Jimenez has managed five top-12 finishes at Augusta, but has never finished better than eighth in the Masters. At 50 years old, the Spanish star has continued to learn each time he’s in contention for a major.
Now it’s time for the most interesting man in golf to get over the hump.
Augusta is all about patience, and after spending over 20 years playing at an elite level, Jimenez is not afraid of the biggest stages. With 20-year-old Jordan Spieth currently leading the tournament, Jimenez must focus on his game only.
If and when the course bites back against the players at the top of the leaderboard, Jimenez must be there to put even more pressure on Spieth, Watson and the rest in order to give himself a chance to shine.
A victory for Jimenez would be a much deserved reward for his hard work in the latter years of his career.
*Stats via Masters.com.
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