Masters 2021 leaderboard LIVE: Latest scores and updates from final round at Augusta

Follow all the action as Hideki Matsuyamadefends a four-shot lead heading into the final round of The Masters 2021.

Justin Rosehad been in control of the year’s first major until a weather delay during yesterday’s third round changed the context of the tournament entirely, with rainfall leaving the greens substantially softer. After the players returned to the course, Matsuyama produced a blistering back nine to finish with a bogey-free 65 and leave himself in pole position to become the first Japanese man to win a major in history.

After an afternoon of heightened drama, though, that will be no easy task heading into the final round. A four-shot lead can disappear in a matter of minutes, as the world’s best players know from painful experience, and Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele and Marc Leishman all sit at seven-under-par. They are joined there by Will Zalatoris, with the 24-year-old American attempting to become the first debutant winner in 42 years. One further back lies Corey Conners, who benefitted from a hole in one at the 6th yesterday, and then there’s 2015 champion Jordan Spieth, who will need to produce a remarkable round in order to clinch a second Green Jacket. Follow all the action from Sunday at The Masters below:

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MASTERS 2021: HATTON CHIPS IN

It’s been a frustrating week for Tyrrell Hatton, who arrived at Augusta as the highest-ranked English player but has never truly been in contention. There’s something to celebrate at the par-3 6th, though, with a delightful chip-in taking him to +3.

MASTERS 2021: MORIKAWA AND JONES TO EVEN PAR

Collin Morikawa was touted as a likely outsider this week, courtesy of his magnificent iron shots. He hasn’t quite fired on all cylinders but has picked up a birdie at the par-5 2nd after a wonderful pitch. Matt Jones picks up a birdie there, too, and that hole is proving to be a happy hunting ground for the day’s early starters.

MASTERS 2021: KOKRAK EAGLES SECOND

It is too late to make a serious charge into contention, but Jason Kokrak has still made a fantastic start to his final round. The American launches a 256-yard approach into the par-5 2nd. His ball lands in the heart of the green and takes the slope before eventually settling just 3ft from the pin. That’s a tap-in eagle and he moves back to even par for the tournament. Expect to see plenty of players copying that line later today.

MASTERS 2021: A NEW SENSE OF PRESSURE FOR MATSUYAMA

Hideki Matsuyama has enjoyed plenty of success on the PGA Tour. He has never held a 54-hole lead at a major, though. The pressure out there on the course today, even with a limited number of spectators, will be like nothing he’s ever experienced before.

MASTERS 2021: MACINTYRE ENJOYING BRILLIANT DEBUT

He may be out of contention, starting nine shots back of Matsuyama, but Robert MacIntyre has enjoyed a fantastic debut at Augusta. After an opening 74, a pair of 70s has left him in a tie for 10th place. The Scot may only be 24 but he is not a stranger at the major, having finished sixth at Portrush in 2019.

“I’m happy enough,” he said after his third round. “I made a crazy mistake on the par-five 13th (three-putting for a bogey) but other than that I played solid stuff.

“It was tough early on, the wind started getting up and I was stood on the 14th tee and there was stuff falling off the trees on me. But once the storm came through it calmed it down and you could get at it.

“I’m not here just to make up the numbers. I’m here because I got here on merit, and I’m here to win a golf tournament. If I wasn’t trying to win this golf tournament, I’d be sitting at home with my feet up watching it.

“I’ve prepared for the last year; my goal was top 50 in order to get in this golf tournament because I love watching it so much. I’m here now, and I’m trying to win it.”

MASTERS 2021: ROSE RELIEVED TO BE IN CONTENTION

Justin Rose was relieved just to be in contention after a ropey third round yesterday. The Englishman had held a one-shot lead heading into the weekend and moved three clear with birdies on the first two holes, but bogeyed the fourth and fifth before play was suspended. After returning to the course, he flagged badly, failing to birdie either par-5 before dropping a shot at 16. He was then forced to draw on all his resilience to hole clutch par putts at 17 and 18 to finish with an even par round of 72 and sit four shots back.

“I didn’t play well enough today, simple as that really,” he said. “I think all in all, to have a shot tomorrow, I’m delighted. Have that freedom to take a run at it. I’ve been playing with the lead the whole week and obviously there’s been an hour of golf where Hideki has moved out there in front. All the guys chasing at seven under par are all capable of that little run that Hideki has had, so it’s all up for grabs.”

MASTERS 2021: SUNDAY PIN POSITIONS

Here are Sunday’s famous pin positions at Augusta. Those traditions have turned plenty of processions into topsy-turvy races for the clubhouse.

MASTERS 2021: FINAL ROUND TEE-TIMES

15:00 A Scott (Aus), J Herman (US)

15:10 JM Olazabal (Spa), B Todd (US)

15:20 G Woodland (US), C Bezuidenhout (SA)

15:30 B Horschel (US), P Casey (Eng)

15:40 M Thompson (US), A Ancer (Mex)

15:50 T Hatton (Eng), I Poulter (Eng)

16:00 B DeChambeau (US), H English (US)

16:10 L Oosthuizen (SA), J Kokrak (US)

16:20 S Munoz (Col), C Champ (US)

16:40 C Morikawa (US), M Jones (Aus)

16:50 T Fleetwood (Eng), M Fitzpatrick (Eng)

17:00 B Watson (US), M Laird (Sco)

17:10 C Schwartzel (SA), M Wallace (Eng)

17:20 M Hughes (Can), S Lowry (Ire)

17:30 J Rahm (Spa), S Scheffler (US)

17:40 J Niemann (Chi), W Simpson (US)

17:50 F Molinari (Ita), P Mickelson (US)

18:00 J Thomas (US), C Smith (Aus)

18:20 R Palmer (US), V Hovland (Nor)

18:30 S Cink (US), H Stenson (Swe)

18:40 K Na (US), P Reed (US

18:50 B Wiesberger (Aut), SW Kim (Kor)

19:00 R MacIntyre (Sco), T Finau (US)

19:10 B Harman (US), J Spieth (US)

19:20 C Conners (Can), W Zalatoris (US)

19:30 J Rose (Eng), M Leishman (Aus)

19:40 X Schauffele (US), H Matsuyama (Jpn)

MASTERS 2021: MATSUYAMA LEAVES FIELD IN WAKE

Hideki Matsuyama spent the majority of yesterday’s 77-minute weather delay sitting in his car playing video games on his phone. When he returned to the course, he immediately hit a raking low punch from beneath the trees into the back corner of the 11th green to set up a magnificent birdie. From thereon, he hardly looked back, with birdies at 12, 16 and 17. The star shot, though, was his approach into the par-5 15th, reducing 205 yards to just 6ft and a tap-in eagle.

Hideki Matsuyama takes four-shot lead into final round at Augusta

A spectacular 65 left the likes of Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele and Will Zalatoris trailing

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