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The biggest names in golf are lining up behind Spieth on Masters 'Moving Day'
Jordan Spieth’s lead has been cut to four as the leaders near the turn.

Charlie Riedel Charlie Riedel

Updated 21.45

IF YOU THOUGHT the Masters was going to be a procession for Jordan Spieth, you might want to think again.

The runaway leader has been rock solid so far in his third round, making two birdies and two bogeys to remain out in front on -14.

But the biggest names in golf are lining up behind the 21-year-old following some remarkable charges on moving day.

Here’s the leaderboard at 9.45pm:

Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have all moved themselves into contention with some superb golf.

McIlroy started the day 12 shots behind runaway leader Jordan Spieth but cut that gap to eight with an eagle and two birdies on the front nine.

He added two more birdies at the 13th and 15th to move to -8, but his momentum was dented by bogeys at 16 and again at 18.

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Mickelson’s hot streak carried him right up the leaderboard into second place on -10, just four shots behind Spieth.

The three-time Masters champion opened with a par and then three straight birdies, and he added another at the ninth to complete a brilliant front nine.

Woods moved himself into the heart of the chasing pack with four birdies on the front nine — and then added a remarkable fifth in unlikely circumstances after he fluffed his drive at the 13th.

See the live leaderboard here

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