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5 Surprises From Day 3 of the 2014 Masters

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Surprises From Day 3 of the 2014 Masters

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Another round at the Masters and yet another exciting day of golf. Did anyone expect Jordan Spieth to be at the top of the leaderboard going into the final round of the 2014 Masters? Well, I guess that really doesn’t matter because he is at the top of the leaderboard -- tied with Bubba Watson.

With that said, let’s take a look at five surprises from Day 3 of the Masters.

Miguel Jimenez’s 66

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Miguel Jimenez’s 66

Miguel Jimenez
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Miguel Jimenez went low today. He went really low. Jimenez dropped a 66 -- lowest round of the day. He now sits at minus-3 for the tournament and has a shot at taking home the green jacket.

Gary Woodland’s First 9 Holes

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Gary Woodland’s First 9 Holes

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Gary Woodland shot a 30 on his front nine. That tied the record for the lowest score on the front nine in the Masters. Not a bad day for Woodland. Unfortunately, his back nine wasn’t as good. He carded a 39.

Adam Scott’s 76

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Adam Scott’s 76

2014 Masters
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Adam Scott is easily one of the best golfers in the world and many people probably predicted him to win this weekend. Well, he shot a 76 today. He could still win the tourney -- needs a great round on Sunday -- but it was still surprising that Scott moved in the wrong direction in the third round.

Rory McIlroy’s Lack of Movement on Moving Day

Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy’s Lack of Movement on Moving Day

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Okay, so I guess Rory McIlroy did do a good amount of moving today. He started round three in 46th place and is now tied for 24th. However, his plus-3 still leaves him well behind the leaders. Shooting a 71 is pretty good, but McIlroy needed to do much better than that to get back in this tournament.

Jordan Spieth at the Top of the Leaderboard Going into the Final Round

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Jordan Spieth at the Top of the Leaderboard Going into the Final Round

2014 Masters
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Jordan Spieth has been playing very well this week. He shot 71 in his first round and then followed that up with back-to-back 70s. He is now tied with Bubba Watson for the lead and has a serious shot at winning the Masters.

Let me see a show of hands of who predicted Spieth to win. I clearly cannot actually see those hands, but I am guessing I wouldn’t see any hands raised even if I could.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.