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Golf: Spieth, Watson share lead after Masters third round

Published on Apr 13, 2014 7:04 AM
Bubba Watson of the US lines up a putt shot on the 13th green during the third round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. -- PHOTO: AFP

AUGUSTA, United States (AFP) - Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth shared the lead at the 78th Masters after Saturday's third round, each standing on five-under 211 through 54 holes at Augusta National.

Spieth, who at 20 could become the youngest champion in Masters history, fired a two-under par 70 for the second day in a row after an opening 71.

Watson, the 2012 Masters winner, struggled to a 74 on Saturday but parred the last two holes after a bogey to put himself in Sunday's final group with fellow American Spieth.

Spieth, who last year became the first teen to win a United States PGA event since 1931, could become the youngest major winner since 1931 and break the record age mark at the Masters set by Tiger Woods in his record-shattering 1997 triumph.

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