Weekends at Augusta have a history of producing legendary duels, and we may be in for another this year. Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will square off today in the most anticipated third-round pairing at the 2016 Masters. The #2 and 3 players in the world will be paired on moving day at the Masters for the first time. McIlroy trails defending champion Spieth by one shot.
While that battle may highlight the afternoon (Spieth and McIlroy tee off at 2:50 p.m. eastern), there are plenty of other interesting pairings on the penultimate day at Augusta.
Bubba Watson will be first on the course playing by himself at 9:50 eastern. Let's be honest: playing by himself may be the best pairing Bubba could hope for. Playing early in the morning before the winds kick up and the greens speed up also works in his favor. Kevin Kisner will tee off next at 10:00 with Justin Thomas. Harris English and amateur Romain Langasque hit the course at 11:20. At +3, English is the top 'Dawg, a mere seven shots off the lead. The odds of him reaching the top of the leaderboard are pretty long, but stranger things have happened among the pines of Augusta.
Among the most intriguing non-Bulldog matchups are Louis Oosthuizen and briefly-Bulldog Patrick Reed (10 a.m.), wily vet Bernhard Langer and Jason Day (1:30 p.m.), Dustin Johnson and Daniel Berger (1:50 p.m.), and Shane Lowry and Bryson DeChambeau (2 p.m.).
CBS will have live coverage from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. You can catch featured groups beginning at 10:30 a.m. and proceeding throughout the day on Masters.com. There'll also be coverage from Amen Corner from noon to 6:30. Until later...