- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A brief look at the third round of the Masters on Saturday:

LEADING: Jordan Spieth (73) at 3-under 213.

TRAILING: Smylie Kaufman had the low score of the day with a 69 and was one shot behind.

CHASING: Bernhard Langer (70) and Hideki Matsuyama (72) were two shots behind.

AT STAKE FOR SPIETH: Spieth extended his Masters record by leading for the seventh straight round. A victory would allow him to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners at Augusta National.



ONE FOR THE AGES: Langer at 58 would be the oldest major champion by 10 years. Julius Boros was 48 when he won the 1968 PGA Championship.

MAD SCRAMBLE: Among the 11 players within five shots of the lead were Jason Day and Dustin Johnson (three behind) and Rory McIlroy (five behind).

SHOT(S) OF THE DAY: Day made a 70-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole. When the cheers subsided, Langer chipped in from 40 feet for birdie.

KEY STATISTIC: The scoring average of 75.72 was the highest for the third round at the Masters since 2007, when it was 77.35.

NOTEWORTHY: No one from the final seven groups on Saturday broke par.

QUOTEWORTHY: “I would say I’m surprised except doesn’t he win most every tournament on the Champions Tour?” - Jordan Spieth on Bernhard Langer.

TELEVISION: Sunday, 2-7 p.m., CBS Sports.

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