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- Patrick Reed leads the Masters at 14-under and will be paired with Rory McIlroy in the final round on Sunday.
- McIlroy is three shots back, but after his round, he challenged his American counterpart.
- Reed and McIlroy famously went head-to-head in one of the best Ryder Cup matches in recent memory.
- Several other of golf’s biggest stars are lurking if Reed and McIlroy falter on Sunday.
the Masterson Sunday as the two pulled away from the pack in the third round.
Ahead of the 2018 Augusta Masters golf tournament, Irish impressionist Conor Moore recently mimicked some of the sport’s greatest names with incredible accuracy and hilarious delivery.
Filmed in County Westmeath, Ireland, Conor impersonated major players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio Garcia – who retweeted the video in appreciation – along with many other big-name “victims”. The sketch explored what fans can ‘expect’ from each golfer and how they are feeling in the run-up to the tournament’s kick-off.
This will be the 82nd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf’s four major championships to be held in 2018. Credit: Conor Sketches via Storyful
Reed shot a third-round 67, his third-straight sub-70 round, thanks to two back-nine eagles to move to 14-under. Meanwhile, McIlroy had five birdies and an eagle in his bogey-free round of 65 and will enter the final group on Sunday three shots back as he aims to complete the career Grand Slam.
Sure, other golfers are lurking — Rickie Fowler is five back, and Jon Rahm is six back on the star-studded leaderboard — but all eyes will be on Reed and McIlroy, and the Irishman has already issued a challenge to his American rival.
“I’m really excited to go out there tomorrow and show everyone what I’ve got, show Patrick Reed what I’ve got,” McIlroy told the media after the third round. “All the pressure’s on him tomorrow … I’m hoping to come in and spoil the party.”
McIlroy and Reed previously went head-to-head during the most memorable Ryder Cup match in recent memory, a match that former PGA Tour caddie Michael Collins compared to one of the best boxing matches in history.
The intensity of that match was unparalleled.
Reed eventually won with a birdie on No. 18.
McIlroy now has a shot to get revenge on an even bigger stage.
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