Watney has another strong round

dshirley@macon.comApril 13, 2013 



Nick Watney’s recovery from his first-round struggles continued with Saturday’s third round of the Masters.

Watney fired a 6-over-par 78 on Thursday and appeared in trouble of missing the cut. But he responded with a 3-under 69 on Friday to stick around for the weekend. And he continued that strong play Saturday with a 4-under 68.

Watney enters the final round at 1 under.

“Yeah, definitely,” Watney said when asked if he at least gave himself a chance Sunday. “It played so tough (Friday), and I bogeyed the 10th, and everybody always says, just get through 12, and you can get the course. And I finally did it. I think this may be the first time in my career that I actually did it.

“I finally was able to make something happen on the back, and after Thursday at plus-6, I'm pretty excited to be in this position.”

Watney’s round Saturday was up-and-down early with three bogeys and two birdies through the first 10 holes. But he caught fire on the back nine with a birdie on No. 10.

From No. 13 to No. 16, he was 5 under with three birdies and an eagle.

 “It's nice when you read a putt, and it does exactly what you think, and it's just rolling perfect speed.,” Watney said of that run. “That's when the game's really fun. But after Thursday, it's a bit extra special to be under par for the tournament as of right now, and I'm really looking forward to hopefully a good day (Sunday) and the rest of the season.





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