What a difference a rain delay makes.
Play at the 2021 Masters Tournament was delayed roughly an hour and 15 minutes at 4 p.m. ET Saturday, and no golfer took greater advantage of the softened playing conditions than Hideki Matsuyama, who shot a 7-under 65 on moving day to move into sole possession of first place at 11 under par. The round included four birdies and an eagle on the back nine, part of the first bogey-free round of the Masters this week.
Asked how he spent the 77-minute weather delay, Matsuyama said: "I sat in my car looking at my cell phone."
Take notes, golfers.
Justin Rose, the overnight leader at 7 under, stood pat with an even-par 72 Saturday. He was joined by Xander Schauffele (4-under 68 in Round 3), Marc Leishman (2-under 70) and Will Zalatoris (1-under 71) in a tie for second place.
Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights of the 2021 Masters leaders and featured groups. Below are complete results and highlights from Saturday's Round 3 at Augusta National:
Masters leaderboard 2021
Masters live updates, highlights from Saturday's Round 3
All times Eastern
6:59 p.m.: Matsuyama pars 18, finishing the first bogey-free round at the Masters this week. Incredible.
6:53 p.m.: Matsuyama is unstoppable at the moment. He birdies on 16 and 17 to go 7 under for the round and 11 under for the tournament. That puts him three strokes ahead of Rose, at 8 under.
6:24 p.m.: Another eagle on Hole 15 — this one from Matsuyama — gives him sole possession of the lead!
6:21 p.m.: A nice long eagle putt from Xander Schauffele on the par-5 15th.
6:10 p.m.: Zalatoris putting himself in great position. ...
5:34 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama moves into a share of the lead with consecutive birdies on Holes 11 and 12. He's 3 under through 12 holes and 7 under overall.
5:15 p.m.: And we're back after an hour-and-15-minute delay.
4:43 p.m.: The CBS telecast reports a 5:15 p.m. restart time at the Masters.
4 p.m.: Weather delay at Augusta. Looks like a storm is coming through.
3:12 p.m.: Will Zalatoris finds his first birdie of the day. Very nice work from the Masters rookie.
2:56 p.m.: Rose isn't wasting time early. He opens with two birdies to move to 2 under for the round and 9 under overall.
2:46 p.m.: Conners follows up his ace with a birdie to move to 6 under.
2:37 p.m.: And there's Spieth with his own up-and-down birdie to move to 6 under:
2:33 p.m.: Xander Schauffele making moves early:
2:20 p.m.: Hole in one from Corey Conners on Hole 6: just the sixth in Masters Tournament history! That moved him to 3 under for the round and 5 under for the tournament.
2:14 p.m.: Horschel gets a nice up-and-down from the bunker from on Hole 18 to salvage par. That keeps him at 1 over through three rounds.
12:55 p.m.: Billy Horschel had to get his feet wet to save this ball from the water — and he salvaged par on 13! He's 2 over through 13 holes. (Thankfully his swing was a little more graceful than his drip down the embankment).
Billy Horschel slips down the hill on 13. pic.twitter.com/K2Y4XWDuaa— Fantasy Golf Pod (@fantasygolfpod) April 10, 2021
11:56 a.m.: A bogey and birdie on Holes 7 and 8 move Mickelson back to 2 under through eight holes.
11 a.m.: Three holes, two birdies for Phil Mickelson. That moves him to 1 over for the tournament.
What channel is the Masters on today?
- TV channels: CBS
- Live stream: Masters.com, Paramount+, fuboTV (7-day free trial)
Live Masters coverage shifts to CBS for Saturday's Round 3. The network will pick up the action starting at 3 p.m. ET. If you want to tune in before that, Masters.com is the only place to watch morning coverage of each round free before network coverage begins.
Paramount+ , the new CBS streaming platform, will also have early coverage beginning at 10:15 a.m. ET (subscription required).
You can also stream the Masters via fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial .
Here is the full breakdown of the Masters TV schedule (all times Eastern):
|Date||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Thursday, April 8||3-7:30 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Friday, April 9||3-7:30 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Saturday, April 10||3-7 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Sunday, April 11||2-7 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
Masters tee times for Saturday
|Tee time (ET)||Pairing|
|9:40 a.m.||Ian Poulter, Paul Casey|
|9:50 a.m.||Adam Scott, Sebastian Munoz|
|10 a.m.||Billy Horschel, Phil Mickelson|
|10:10 a.m.||Jason Kokrak, Francesco Molinari|
|10:20 a.m.||Webb Simpson, Christian Bezuidenhout|
|10:30 a.m.||Jim Herman, Joaquin Niemann|
|10:40 a.m.||Matt Wallace, Louis Oosthuizen|
|10:50 a.m.||Patrick Reed, Jose Maria Olazabal|
|11 a.m.||Charl Schwartzel, Harris English|
|11:20 a.m.||Tyrrell Hatton, Scottie Scheffler|
|11:30 a.m.||Kevin Na, Gary Woodland|
|11:40 a.m.||Jon Rahm, Marin Laird|
|11:50 a.m.||Abraham Ancer, Bubba Watson|
|Noon||Henrik Stenson, Brendon Todd|
|12:10 a.m.||Matthew Fitzpatrick, Michael Thompson|
|12:20 a.m.||Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood|
|12:30 a.m.||Mackenzie Hughes, Robert MacIntyre|
|12:40 a.m.||Stewart Cink, Viktor Hovland|
|1 p.m.||Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones|
|1:10 p.m.||Collin Morikawa, Corey Conners|
|1:20 p.m.||Ryan Palmer, Cameron Smith|
|1:30 p.m.||Hideki Matsuyama, Xander Schauffele|
|1:40 p.m.||Si Woo Kim, Cameron Champ|
|1:50 p.m.||Tony Finau, Justin Thomas|
|2 p.m.||Jordan Spieth, Bernd Wiesberger|
|2:10 p.m.||Brian Harman, Marc Leishman|
|2:20 p.m.||Justin Rose, Will Zalatoris|