Masters 2024: Collin Morikawa ‘not scared’ of chasing Scottie Scheffler

“You saw a bit of emotion there from me because it was an important time in the tournament,” he said. “It was nice to be able to steal a couple of shots back.

“The golf course was extremely challenging and difficult. I’m definitely excited about [Sunday].”

As for Aberg, who will play in the penultimate group, this is not only his inaugural Masters, it is his first major tournament altogether having only turned professional in June 2023.

He was part of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team in October and, at three shots back, he will play the final round seeking to become the first debutant to win since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.

“I think about it all the time,” he said. “Obviously I am a competitor and I want to win tournaments.”

The 24-year-old said he had been taking “calculated risks” but was being “disciplined towards targets” as he plotted his way round.

“I don’t think you should shy away from it. I try to embrace it and be OK with all that comes with it,” he added.

Meanwhile, Bryson DeChambeau, who was sole first-round leader and joint halfway leader, believes he has a “good opportunity” to add to his 2020 US Open triumph win a first Masters title.

He had three three-putts on a ragged back nine that saw him drop from top of the leaderboard to five off the pace before holing from 77 yards for an unlikely birdie on the last to leave him four back.

“It’s very difficult to chase, but I’m going to take what I can on this golf course where I can,” he said.

“But I’ve got to make some putts.”

There will be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app from 20:00, with live text coverage on the BBC Sport website and app starting at 18:30.

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