The Masters - Woods on heels of Cabrera and Snedeker at Augusta

Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker produced fireworks late in the third round to share the lead going into the final day of the Masters at Augusta.

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Cabrera and Snedeker are seven under par and lead Adam Scott by one shot, the Australian having shot a 69 as well, with Jason Day slipping out of the lead only after three-putting both of the final two holes. Day sits at five under par alongside first round leader Marc Leishman, with Matt Kuchar one further back at four under.

All the players will be watching Tiger Woods on Sunday, however: the world number one shrugged off his woes with the controversial two-shot penalty for an incorrect drop on Friday, shooting 70 to sit at -3 alongside Tim Clark, who shot a best-of-the-day 67.

Lee Westwood remains in touch at -2 alongside Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Steve Stricker and the 55-year-old Bernhard Langer.

Justin Rose's hopes were dashed by two late bogeys as he shot a 75 to finish level par, while Rory McIlroy imploded after a promising start, running up a triple bogey seven on the 11th and a double bogey on the 15th as he crashed to a round of 79 that left him five over par.

Cabrera, champion in 2009 and also the 2007 US Open champion, is currently ranked 269th in the world after two poor years, but he was inspired by Augusta to shrug off his poor form with a round that included six birdies and three bogeys to get to seven under par.

Two of those came in the last three holes courtesy of a stunning tee shot to four feet on the 16th and an even more magical fade around the trees up the hill on the last to record only the third birdie of the day on the final hole.

World number five Snedeker played steadily but without making anything happen until finding the greens in two on the par-5 13th and 15th holes to pick up two birdies.

He then added a third birdie with a brilliant shot to the 16th, and parred his way home.

Scott would be a popular winner: he blew a four-shot lead with four holes left in The Open last year, and becoming the first ever Australian to win the Masters less than a year later would be a fitting way to get over that disappointment.

Yet for all that, almost all eyes will once again be on Woods on Sunday afternoon.

The pre-round controversy seemed to fire up the four-times champion, who opened up with a birdie on the first.

After that, however, things failed to go his way, with a short birdie putt after a beautiful pitch on the 8th symptomatic of his day: the putt looked good, but made a complete circle of the cup before staying up.

Bogeys the ninth and 10th followed that, seemingly putting Woods out of the tournament - but he hit back with birdies on 12, 13 and 15 to get right into contention at just four shots back.

It remains to be seen whether Woods will have what it takes to win a first Major in almost five years (the 2008 US Open was his last Major victory), and indeed should he win it would be the first time he has ever won a Major when not starting in the lead in the final round.

But whatever happens, there is no doubt that the 2013 Masters will long be remembered as one of the most extraordinary and controversial tournaments of his career.

Clubhouse scores:

T1 Brandt Snedeker -7 - 70 70 69 - 209

T1 Angel Cabrera -7 - 71 69 69 - 209

3 Adam Scott -6 - 69 72 69 - 210

T4 Marc Leishman -5 - 66 73 72 - 211

T4 Jason Day -5 - 70 68 73 - 211

6 Matt Kuchar -4 - 68 75 69 - 212

T7 Tim Clark -3 - 70 76 67 - 213

T7 Tiger Woods -3 - 70 73 70 - 213

T9 Rickie Fowler -2 - 68 76 70 - 214

T9 Steve Stricker -2 - 73 70 71 - 214

T9 Bernhard Langer -2 - 71 71 72 - 214

T9 Lee Westwood -2 - 70 71 73 - 214

T9 Jim Furyk -2 - 69 71 74 - 214

T14 Nick Watney -1 - 78 69 68 - 215

T14 Bo Van Pelt -1 - 71 74 70 - 215

T14 Sergio Garcia -1 - 66 76 73 - 215

T14 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano -1 - 68 74 73 - 215

T18 Thorbjorn Olesen E - 78 70 68 - 216

T18 Zach Johnson E - 69 76 71 - 216

T18 Justin Rose E - 70 71 75 - 216

T18 Jason Dufner E - 72 69 75 - 216

T18 Fred Couples E - 68 71 77 - 216

T23 Freddie Jacobson 1 - 72 73 72 - 217

T23 Bill Haas 1 - 71 72 74 - 217

T23 Dustin Johnson 1 - 67 76 74 - 217

T23 John Senden 1 - 72 70 75 - 217

T23 Charl Schwartzel 1 - 71 71 75 - 217

T28 Bubba Watson 2 - 75 73 70 - 218

T28 John Huh 2 - 70 77 71 - 218

T28 Ernie Els 2 - 71 74 73 - 218

T28 Luke Donald 2 - 71 72 75 - 218

T28 K.J. Choi 2 - 70 71 77 - 218

T33 Branden Grace 3 - 78 70 71 - 219

T33 Robert Garrigus 3 - 76 71 72 - 219

T33 Stewart Cink 3 - 75 71 73 - 219

T33 D.A. Points 3 - 72 75 72 - 219

T33 Henrik Stenson 3 - 75 71 73 - 219

T38 Jose Maria Olazabal 4 - 74 72 74 - 220

T38 Kevin Na 4 - 70 76 74 - 220

T38 Brian Gay 4 - 72 74 74 - 220

T38 Vijay Singh 4 - 72 74 74 - 220

T38 Richard Sterne 4 - 73 72 75 - 220

T38 David Toms 4 - 70 74 76 - 220

T44 Lucas Glover 5 - 74 74 73 - 221

T44 Martin Kaymer 5 - 72 75 74 - 221

T44 Paul Lawrie 5 - 76 70 75 - 221

T44 Trevor Immelman 5 - 68 75 78 - 221

T44 Rory McIlroy 5 - 72 70 79 - 221

T44 David Lynn 5 - 68 73 80 - 221

T50 John Peterson 6 - 71 77 74 - 222

T50 Thomas Bjorn 6 - 73 73 76 - 222

T50 Scott Piercy 6 - 75 69 78 - 222

T53 Peter Hanson 7 - 72 75 76 - 223

T53 Carl Pettersson 7 - 76 70 77 - 223

T53 Michael Thompson 7 - 73 71 79 - 223

T56 Ryo Ishikawa 8 - 71 77 76 - 224

T56 Phil Mickelson 8 - 71 76 77 - 224

T56 Ryan Moore 8 - 71 72 81 - 224

59 Tianlang Guan (a) 9 - 73 75 77 - 225

60 Sandy Lyle 10 - 73 72 81 - 226

61 Keegan Bradley 12 - 73 73 82 - 228

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