Spieth sets another scoring record, leads big at the Masters

Apr 11, 2015 8:53 PM by Ross Field

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth set another Masters scoring record Saturday, shooting a 2-under 70 that gave him the lowest 54-hole score in tournament history and sends him to the final round with a four-stroke lead.

Spieth's total over three mostly brilliant days at Augusta National was 16-under 200, breaking the mark of 201 set by Raymond Floyd in 1976 and matched by Tiger Woods in 1997.

The 21-year-old Texan set the record even with a double-bogey at the 17th, giving a glimmer of hope to those who'll be chasing him Sunday.

Justin Rose birdied five of the last six holes for a 67 that got him into the final group with Spieth on Sunday. Rose was at 204 overall, and three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson was another stroke behind after shooting 67.

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