Patrick Reed is in position to win a green jacket.
And rewrite the record books.
Reed, the red, white and blue star from the 2016 Ryder Cup, shot a 5-under-par 67 on a rainy Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club and is three shots clear of the field as he tries to win his first major championship.
It was Reed’s third consecutive round in the 60s, giving him a chance to make history. With another sub-70 round, Reed would become the first player in 82 editions of the Masters to shoot four rounds in the 60s.
After rounds of 69-66-67, he is at 14-under-par 202. With a superior round, he could break the tournament scoring record of 18 under held by Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.
Reed might need a sub-70 round to hold off Rory McIlroy, the four-time major champion who is a Masters victory short of becoming the seventh player to complete the career Grand Slam.
McIlroy shot 65 to move to 11 under and within three shots of Reed.
Reed and McIlroy will be paired in the final group (2:40 p.m. ET, CBS), rekindling memories of their pivotal, thunderous singles match in the 2016 Ryder Cup, which Reed won on the final hole.
But Reed and McIlroy said this isn’t a two-man race.
Rickie Fowler, who shot his first bogey-free round in the Masters in his 29th round, shot 65 to move to 9 under, five shots back. And Jon Rahm also shot 65 to move to 8 under and six back of Reed.