Golf - Sat 13/04/2013 - 06:35 EDT

The Masters: PGA Major Tournament Championship Update

Nestled among flower bursting cherry trees, majestic Magnolia’s, and soaring pines, lightening fast greens await 61 golfers as round three of the Masters Major Golf Championship is now just hours away.

A star studded field is closely bunched at the top as Day Three of the Masters begins at Augusta National Golf Club on Saturday, April 13, 2013. A total of 13 golfers are within three shots of the tournament lead.

Down Under Invaders dominate Masters leaderboard

They may not be household names to the casual golf fan but a pair of Australians sit atop the leaderboard after two days of play at the Masters. Jason Day (-6) and Marc Leishman (-5) who is tied with American veteran Fred Couples for second, lead an international field into Day Three at Augusta. Ranked #21 in the world Day, who is just 25 years old, is looking build on the 12 birdies he fired during the first two days of competition. A pressure cooker awaits Day the rest of the way.

Fan Favorite veteran Fred Couples leads the American contingent

Masters Champion in 1992, 53-year old Fred Couples has been in fine form through the first two days of the 2013 event. Freddie’s been steady as he posted rounds of 68 and 71 and sits at one stroke off the lead. Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker are -4 while Jason Dufner and Edlrick Woods round out the top five Americans at -3. Keep an eye on 2009 Masters winner Ángel Cabrera from Argentina and Aussie golfer Adam Scott as they both sit at four under par – just two strokes back.

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