Mike Weir endures frustrating 3rd round at Masters

Mike Weir waits on the first fairway alongside caddie Bill Heim during the third round of the 2014...

Mike Weir waits on the first fairway alongside caddie Bill Heim during the third round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2014. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:17 AM ET

Augusta National was on a razor’s edge Saturday for the third round of the Masters, and Mike Weir just found himself on the wrong side of that fine line all day long.

The 2003 Masters champion, who made the cut at one-over-par on Friday, ballooned to a round of seven-over 79 Saturday to sit at eight-over for the tournament. He got off to a poor start, shooting 42 on the front side, but held it together on the back nine to shoot 37, plagued by the greens, which were running like they were made of porcelain.

“I couldn’t figure them out,” said Weir. “I didn’t make one putt today. They were really, really fast. Very treacherous. You’re so defensive out there. Miguel Jimenez’s score (66) is just unbelievable out there today.”

Told that Brandt Snedeker had five-putted the fourth green from just four feet away, Weir wasn’t surprised.


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