McIlroy remains in contention
Rory McIlroy lost the lead, grabbed it back again, then found himself in a three-way tie in a Masters third round of fluctuating fortunes at Augusta.
Two ahead at halfway in the opening major of the season, the 21-year-old Northern Irishman was caught when Australian Jason Day - his playing partner for the third day running - birdied the second and third.
Back came McIlroy with a six-foot birdie putt on the 240-yard next, but while he had only his second bogey of the week after driving into sand on the next, Day sank a 30-footer up and over a huge ridge.
That made the 23-year-old, trying to become the first Australian ever to take the title and the first debutant since Fuzzy Zoeller, outright leader for the first time.
But he three-putted the next, then made a total mess of his approach to the 450-yard seventh for another bogey.
Both failed to birdie the long eighth, then McIlroy missed a second successive 12-foot attempt to turn in a level par 36 to Day's 35.
And when Europe's rising star bogeyed again from the fringe of the 10th green he was back to nine under and alongside not only Day, but also Korean KJ Choi.