He just missed a seven-footer for birde on 16, the site of his great chip-in against Chris DiMarco. that would have had everyone going wild. Still, he's only three shots out with a little more than half a Masters to go.

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     I'd have to say the bookies who made him the favorite look smart now, although he did just send his drive on 17 astray.

      How great would it be if he and Phil (5 under) are paired tomorrow?