Hideki Matsuyama has taken a solo lead into the last day at Augusta National, 10 years on from his Masters debut.
The 29-year-old now has a four-shot lead over his closest competitors, which is a group of four golfers: Will Zalatoris, Xander Schauffele, Marc Leishman and Justin Rose, all of whom are seven under par.
On a weather-affected day in Augusta, Matsuyama was able to use it to his advantage as he recorded a third round of 65.
“I played well today,” Matsuyama said. “I just stuck to my game plan. Hopefully I can do the same tomorrow.”
From a Spanish perspective, Jon Rahm, the No.3 golfer in the world, shot a third consecutive 72, which means that he is tied for 21st.
Ahead of the Masters‘ final day, Matsuyama is in prime position to not only become the first Asian winner of the Masters but also the first Japanese golf player to claim a major title.
Previously, Matsuyama‘s best finish at the Masters had been fifth in 2015.