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Apr 09 2017 by Maggie Morrison
But this time he fired a two-under par 70 to match the best of those rounds from 2002 to join England's Rose in Sunday's final pairing with a great chance at a long-sought dream.
We are already halfway through The Masters, with two days of action having taken place.
And he wasted no time making his move on Saturday, using his prodigious power at the par-five second, where he smashed a fairway-metal second shot from 280 yards to set up a two-putt tap-in birdie. I know you can't miss there (left of the green). "There's wonderful story lines", Rose said.
Riding the crest of a wave, McIlroy almost nailed a hole-in-one on the short 16th but a tap-in birdie brought him back to level par. The Spaniard is still searching for his first major triumph at the 74th attempt and victory could be wrapped up on what would have been Seve Ballesteros' 60th birthday.
"Tomorrow", he said with a smile, "might free me up". "His help is always welcome".
The group tied at 4 under through two rounds includes Charley Hoffman, Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler. "We're going to go out and give it our all for him".
Fowler indeed will play with Spieth, who won this tournament two years ago and has finished tied for second in his other two starts, and they will play in the group in front of the leaders.
The last person to win a major championship after trailing by at least 10 shots after the first round was Harry Vardon.
The players ahead of Spieth on the leaderboard are all stars in their own right, but none of them could feel any better than him on this course at this moment.
We're into the moneymaking portion of this year's Masters, with 36 holes to decide the victor of the Green Jacket.
A host of big names - including second-ranked Rory McIlroy, reigning Olympic champion Justin Rose and past Masterswinners Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth - lurk within five strokes, setting up a mouth-watering weekend showdown in calmer conditions.
The 37-year-old is playing his 71st consecutive major championship, a streak stretching back to the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie. He's the only golfer to be under par in each of the first three rounds, and consistency could be the key for somebody who has stumbled so many times in major tournaments. "If I do that, I think I have a shot". "My lowest round here, I'm not sure it's going to be low enough".
Sergio Garcia makes an uphill 6-footer for par at the par-3 sixth as Charley Hoffman three-putts for a bogey, and both are now tied for the lead at -5.
Garcia said he received what he described as a "beautiful" message of encouragement from Olazabal on Wednesday. "I couldn't be as aggressive as I would have liked if I was firing on all cylinders but I was able to fight hard with what I had and managed to shoot a good two under". It's about staying patient.
Looking ahead to the Masters earlier this week, he said that it was important to get off to a good start to avoid being put under pressure and forced to shoot aggressively for the greens.
At 13, Garcia gave a look of despair watching his ball in the air.