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If Jason Day catches Jordan Spieth later today, he may have this superb putt to thank for it

The world number one is three shots off the lead going into the final round.

Image: Jae C. Hong/AP/Press Association Images

WORLD NUMBER ONE Jason Day carded his best round of The Masters on Saturday with a one-under par 71.

It left him at evens for the tournament, three shots behind leader Jordan Spieth.

He’s in a good position to make a charge on the final day and if he does challenge for the lead, he may look back on one moment from his third round as pretty pivotal.

He had followed up a bogey at 12 with a birdie at 13 – the same hole where he’d double-bogeyed on Friday. But at the 14th, it looked like the momentum was gone.

His tee shot was wild and landed in the trees and it looked like he’d lose at least another shot.

Instead, his approach shot was terrific and he made the green. Still, he was 69-feet from the hole.

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No problem for Day, who sunk a massive putt to claim a birdie.

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