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Masters: Third-round pairings and tee times released

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Jason Day leads after two rounds of the Masters at Augusta, but he has plenty of company on the leaderboard. The third-round pairings are out, and here are the ones of note (all times Eastern):

Bubba Watson (9:25 a.m.) -- Watson, playing alone, as someone on Twitter pointed out, maybe he should use the hovercraft.

Thorbjorn Olesen and Tianlang Guan (9:55 a.m.) -- Great international pairing here, would be amazing to see Guan move up the leaderboard.

Nick Watney and Phil Mickelson (10:25 a.m.) -- You know Mickelson is going to try to shoot a 62 on Saturday, should be great theater.

Matt Kuchar and Bill Haas (12:45 p.m.) -- Two guys who should be higher up the leaderboard than they are.

Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson (12:55 p.m.) -- Johnson butchered the back nine on Friday but he can go as low as anyone, and he's only five back.

Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel (1:25 p.m.) -- Some great Masters history in this group as Schwartzel took advantage of McIlroy's 2011 collapse.

Bernhard Langer and Sergio Garcia (1:35 p.m.) -- How about Langer in contention at 2 under and age 55?

Tiger Woods and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (1:45 p.m.) -- Woods has been playing better than his 3-under score would tell you. Can he produce results on Saturday?

Justin Rose and K.J. Choi (1:55 p.m.) -- Two guys who are so solid on this course. Wouldn't surprised to see either of them in one of the final two pairings on Sunday.

David Lynn and Lee Westwood (2:05 p.m.) -- The two Englishmen playing together for the first time at Augusta.

Adam Scott and Jason Dufner (2:15 p.m.) -- Not a lot of excitement from these two, but if I was picking a pairing to follow, they might be it.

Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker (2:25 p.m.) -- Snedeker wants this one badly, Furyk needs it badly (after his 2012 struggles). Can either one make a charge?

Marc Leishman and Angel Cabrera (2:35 p.m.) -- Will probably be the least popular of the final pairings, but two pretty outstanding stories here.

Jason Day and Fred Couples (2:45 p.m.) -- Couples winning would be the sports story of the year.

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