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Masters: Trevor Immelman holds the lead, Tiger Woods six behind

Masters: Trevor Immelman holds the lead, Tiger Woods six behind As we enter the final round of the 2008 U.S. Masters Tournament, Trevor Immelman is still atop of the leaderboard at -11, while favorite Tiger Woods is sitting at the 5th spot with just five under par. Immelman began the round 3 on Saturday with total score of eight under par and added four birdies after a bogey at the 4th hole to extend his lead to eleven under par for the final round of the US Masters golf tournament on Sunday. The South African golfer is now sitting atop of the leaderboard with a comfortable score, followed by Brandt Snedeker with -9 and Steve Flesch with -8. But Trevor Immelman is way ahead of once-favorite to win the US Masters, Tiger Woods, who did a perfect round on Saturday with four birdies, but his score of 5 under par would hardly help him catch up to the four golfers ahead.

 The online bookmaker BodogSports, however, still believes that Tiger Woods has a pretty good shot at winning the Masters - the bookie revised its odds on Tiger Woods first to 7/2 on winning the golf tournament and then upgraded Woods to 10/3, making him the second most likely golfer to win the Masters. Trevor Immelman is naturally the favorite now, listed with the odds 5/4 to win the 2008 U.S. Masters Tournament and Brandt Snedeker would pay out on 4/1 odds if he wins on Sunday. What can prompt the odds maker's decision - Sunday's forecast calls for a high of 63 degrees and winds gusting up to 25 mph - a big challenge for all golfers and the strong wind would definitely impact everyone's game.

 Here are the top six on the US Masters leaderboard after the third round:

1 - Trevor Immelman -11 (-205);
2 - Brandt Snedeker -9 (-207);
3 - Steve Flesch -8 (-208)
4 - Paul Casey -7 (-209);
5 - Tiger Woods -5 (-211);
6 - Stewart Cink -4 (-212);

 The final round of the 2008 U.S. Masters Tournament will start on Sunday with TV coverage beginning at 2:30pm ET on CBS.

 Published on 04/13/2008

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