The Masters 2012, Third Round Scores: Peter Hanson Leading At -9, Phil Mickelson Finishes At -8, Tiger Woods Struggles At +3

Eight players have shared a taste of the lead on Saturday at the 2012 Masters tournament, including three time champion Phil Mickelson after a brilliant back nine at Augusta National. But it's Sweden's Peter Hanson who holds the lead after 54 holes at Augusta National, setting up a dramatic finish on Sunday.

Peter Hanson made bogey on No. 1, but then went on to make eight birdies including four of his last five holes to take the lead at 9-under, shooting the week's lowest score of 65. As for Phil Mickelson, he went out in even par 36 before turning it on on the back nine with birdies on 10, 12, 15 and an all-important eagle on the par-5 13th. He capped it off with a brilliant second shot on No. 18 to make another birdie, firing a 6-under 66.

Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen sits at 7-under with Bubba Watson two shots behind at 5-under. Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar, and five others remain at 4-under.

Many players remain on the course, including 36-hole leaders Fred Couples and Jason Dufner, who have stuck around as part of the 4-under group but have failed to keep up with the leaders on Saturday.

As for Tiger Woods, he finished another lackluster day with a round of even par 72, remaining at 3-over for the tournament. He would have to put a miracle round together on Sunday to get his name back atop the leaderboard.

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