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Brooks Koepka maintains lead entering final round at Masters

Rob Schumacher / USA TODAY NETWORK

Brooks Koepka held a two-shot lead over Jon Rahm at the Masters Tournament on Sunday after the completion of the weather-suspended third round in Augusta, Ga.

The final round was scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET with golfers teeing off at the first and 10th holes.

Koepka and Spain’s Rahm booked their spots in the final pairing with rounds of 1-over 73. Koepka is 11 under through 54 holes and Rahm is at 9 under.

Norway’s Viktor Hovland moved to 8 under with a 70 in the third round, highlighted by a streak of five consecutive birdies on Nos. 11-15.

Patrick Cantlay is in solo fourth place at 6 under after a 4-under 68. Russell Henley (third-round 71) and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (70) are tied for fifth at 5 under. Amateur Sam Bennett (76) and Colin Morikawa (74) are another stroke back and tied for seventh.

Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods withdrew from the tournament on Sunday. He cited an ailing right foot in a Twitter post announcing the decision. He finished at 9-over par.

Koepka held a four-shot lead over Rahm when play resumed on Sunday morning. They had completed only six holes before Augusta National Golf Club suspended play for the day Saturday at 3:15 p.m. ET.

Koepka, a four-time major winner chasing his first green jacket, snapped a streak of 29 consecutive holes without a bogey or worse at the par-4 seventh hole. He made up for it with a birdie on the par-5 at No. 8 but posted two more bogeys on the back nine at Nos. 12 and 17.

Rahm, who won his first major at the 2021 U.S. Open, birdied the seventh and eighth holes but gave the shots back with bogeys at the 13th and 16th.

South Korea’s Sungjae Im posted the lowest third-round score with a 5-under 67. He climbed into a tie for 15th at 2 under for the tournament.

–Field Level Media

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