By Melanie Hauser, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent
AUGUSTA, GA – Get ready for Masters Sunday at Augusta Inter-National, where a a mop-headed Irish lad holds a four-shot lead on a field.
You think Rory McIlroy will get some text messages/phone calls/tweets Saturday night? Reigning U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, who missed the cut, followed him Saturday afternoon and sent him a text saying he loved him. (Rory said he wasn't sure if that was the beer talking or G-Mac.)
McIlroy’s sure to hear from others, such as Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer and maybe Louis Oosthuizen. Even Lee Westwood, who is nine shots back might offer some support.
Rounds of 65-69-70 have the 21-year-old from Northern Ireland heading out for a final 18 holes with 2009 champ Angel Cabrera. K.J. Choi, Charl Schwartzel and Jason Day are tied with Cabrera four back.
Adam Scott, who's making yet another comeback, is another shot back and tied with Luke Donald, who is trying to break the dreaded Par-3 curse.
Jason Day had a chance to slide into the final group and play with McIlroy for a fourth consecutive day, but he missed his birdie at the 18th.
Tiger Woods had a chance to settle in five back of the lead, but bogeyed the final hole to start Sunday seven back.
Sunday's forecast calls for another steamy day. Humid. 90s. Survival mode. Bombers haven. Who'll stay cool and who'll wilt under pressure? We don't pretend to know.
But we can tell you the following:
Lots of faces. Lots of plots. Will the kid hang on and win? Will one of the other kids win? Will Donald snap the Par-3 jinx? Will Tiger . . .