Bubba Watson slowly losing grip on lead at Masters

Bubba Watson hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta...

Bubba Watson hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (Jim Young/Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:55 PM ET

AUGUSTA, GA. - After establishing a five-shot lead early in the third round of the 2014 Masters Tournament, Bubba Watson started leaking oil and, after seven holes, the lead was down to one shot.

Masters rookie Jordan Spieth, just 20, was in a second-place group along with Thomas Bjorn and Jason Blixt at four-under-par.

Watson made an eagle putt at the second hole, then bogeyed three of the next five holes to allow as many as 20 players back into the mix.

Canadian Mike Weir, who made the Friday cut at one-over-par, struggled Saturday. After 15 holes, he was at six over for the day and seven over for the tournament.

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