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Golf: Akshay falters in Round 3 as Scheffler takes sole lead at Augusta

Indian American golfer Akshay Bhatia faced a setback at the Masters Tournament, slipping to T-28 while his compatriot, Sahith Theegala, also struggled. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler maintained his lead after a roller-coaster round, pursued closely by Collin Morikawa and Max Homa. Tiger Woods saw a disappointing performance, shooting an 82.

Morikawa put pressure on Scheffler with a strong start but ultimately fell back, while Homa remained steady in his pursuit of a maiden Major win. Despite a challenging day, Scheffler stayed on course for a second major victory. The stage is set for an exciting final day at Augusta National.

Reflecting on his performance, Scheffler acknowledged the course’s difficulty and expressed confidence in his ability. Morikawa embraced the challenge ahead, acknowledging the grind of the upcoming round. Akshay Bhatia discussed the mental fatigue of playing seven weeks in a row, recognizing the demands of competing at a major.

Bryson DeChambeau experienced a mix of struggles and triumphs, dropping from the lead to fifth after a tumultuous round. Korea’s Byeong Hun An staged a valiant comeback to secure a strong position for the final day. Hideki Matsuyama and other Asian competitors also made their mark at the prestigious tournament.

As the Masters Tournament reaches its climax, golf enthusiasts eagerly anticipate a thrilling conclusion with top contenders vying for the coveted Green Jacket. Stay tuned for more updates as the world’s best golfers battle it out on the iconic Augusta National course.

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