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5 Thoughts On 'Moving Day' At The Masters

American Patrick Reed holds a two-shot lead over Australia's Marc Leishman going into the Masters golf tournament Saturday. The field has been whittled from 87 to 53 as the third round begins.

Saturday at the Masters golf tournament begins with American Patrick Reed holding a two-shot lead over Australia's Marc Leishman. Reed expertly handled the tricky, shifty winds and slick greens to post the best round of the day Friday – 6 under par 66.

He's the only golfer in the field to score both rounds in the 60's. Now that field has been whittled from 87 to 53 following yesterday's cut. Saturday, nicknamed "Moving Day," is when the tournament begins in earnest.

Here are 5 things to know as Moving Day begins.

1. Tiger's Down But Not Out

Pre-tournament publicity for four-time Masters champion – understandably so considering

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