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Summary

  1. Spieth falters late on but leads by one on -3
  2. American led by four at one stage
  3. Kaufman -2; Langer, Matsuyama -1
  4. D Johnson, Willett, Day all level
  5. McIlroy on +2 after a 77
  6. Windy and tough pins on day three

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By Tom Fordyce and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Video highlights

    Fill your boots from the best of this third round in the tab up above. Beyond that, rest up, sleep, see you for the denouement on the morrow.

    The Masters golf course
  2. Post update

    Peter Alliss

    BBC Sport commentator live on BBC Two at Augusta

    "Totally unexpected. The wind got up, it wasn’t easy but it hasn’t been a very good day for high class action on the golf course."

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    Steve Tooker: A nervous final hole from Spieth sets up what should be a cracking final round on Sunday

    Robert Snell: Jason Day is hanging in there. 3 off Spieth, think tomorrow might be his day.

  4. Wide open?

    58-year-old Bernhard Langer two shots off the lead. England's Danny Willett and world number one Jason Day three back. Lee Westwood four back. It's not been pretty, this third round, but it's set up a humdinger of a Sunday showdown...

  5. End Round Three Leaderboard

    -3: Spieth (18)

    -2: Kaufman (18)

    -1: Langer (18), Matsuyama (18)

    Par: Day (18) D Johnson (18) Willett (18)

    Selected others: +1: Westwood (18), +2: McIlroy (18), +3: Rose (18), +4: Casey (18)

  6. Spieth closes on -3

    One-shot lead over Smylie Kaufman

    Round of 73, one over for the round. Three shots dropped over the last two holes, and Spieth has gone from imperious to in touch in that last ten minutes.

  7. McIlroy finishes +2

    Tied for 11th, five shots off lead

    Miserable round for McIlroy, the sole silver lining being that late collapse by Spieth. An eight-shot deficit is gone, a five-shot deficit is not quite impossible.

  8. Double-bogey for Spieth!

    Missed it left, a four shot lead is cut to just one...

    Jordan Spieth
  9. Post update

    Peter Alliss

    BBC Sport commentator live on BBC Two at Augusta

    "This great match has been a bit of a damp squib."

  10. Post update

    McIlroy +2

    Surely this one will fall for McIlroy, his first birdie on the 18th - mais non, not even close, and that will be McIlroy's first birdie-free round at a major since the 2010 Open.

  11. Post update

    Spieth -5

    50 feet from the hole, going uphill, and he's left that well short. Nine-foot bogey putt to come.

  12. Post update

    Peter Alliss

    BBC Sport commentator live on BBC Two at Augusta

    "That is probably the worst shot Spieth has hit all day. Neither one shot or t'other."

    Jordan Spieth
  13. Post update

    Spieth -5

    Not given it enough. Miles short. looks like at least one more dropped shot from Spieth, which would see his lead cut from four shots to just two in the last two holes.

  14. Post update

    Andrew Cotter

    BBC commentator live on BBC Two at Augusta

    "Spieth's caddie didn't like that shot but he knew and he is the one who hits the shots."

  15. Post update

    Spieth -5

    Now then. deep in the needles, but at Augusta you've so often got a shot no matter how ropey your drive. Spieth can see a gap, and he fires a low punchy one away, bouncing and jumping, needs to get up and down from 75 yards to save par. McIlroy? Splendid approach, good pop at birdie to come.

  16. Final pair on 18th tee

    McIlroy down the middle, Spieth... Spieth way right again. They've driven poorly, these two; the difference has been the younger man's touch with the putter.

  17. Spieth drops shot

    -5 going to 18th

    Can't rescue it for once with his putter, comes up just shy, lead back to three over Smylie Kaufman.  

  18. Post update

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    Ross Parker: Spieth is a special talent who will dominate the sport. You can tell that he's different as he's incredibly mature beyond his years.

  20. Post update

    McIlroy +2 on 17th green

    Can't buy a break, Rory - birdie chance on a shadowy 17, looks in all the way, shimmies just past

    Rory McIlroy looking frustrated on course