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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 April 2006, 14:13 GMT 15:13 UK
Masters photos

Rain leaves its mark on the entrance to Augusta

The predicted bad weather arrives early at the Augusta National bringing with it a threat to Saturday's play

Spectators make their way past one of Augusta's scoreboards

Conditions improve enough to open the gates and allow an eager crowd entry to the course

The rain holds off as Jim Furyk gets proceedings under way

Former US Open champion Jim Furyk sets off on his own to kick-start the rain-hit third round of the 70th Masters

Thomas Bjorn is part of the second group to tee-off

The rain returns by the time the second group start as a wet Thomas Bjorn discovers on the first fairway

Jose Maria Olazabal makes his way down a fairway as the rain continues to fall

Jose Maria Olazabal, another former champion, pars the first two holes before a birdie at the third takes him to two over

Luke Donald plays an approach shot to a green

English hopeful Luke Donald sets off with Australian Robert Allenby but drops a shot early on as his challenge falters

Miguel Angel Jimenez looks to get back in contention

The first significant move comes Miguel Angel Jimenez who picks up two shots to edge to level par after six

Japan's Shingo Katayama plays a tee shot

Starting on one over, Shingo Katayama records a couple of pars before thunderstorms intervene to halt play

A sign saying that play is suspended

Organisers aim to complete the third round on Sunday after rain keeps the players indoors until a restart late in the day

Tiger Woods on the second green

After a four-hour weather interruption, Tiger Woods gets his third round under way after starting five shots off the pace

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke begins with a bogey on the first to slip to one under and is unable to make amends by the time he stops on the fifth.

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson begins with three birdies in a row, going on to close the gap on Campbell to two strokes.

South African Tim Clark (right) and Ernie Els

South African Tim Clark is the main mover and shaker on Saturday, moving to just one off the lead with Rocco Mediate after five holes

Elin Woods, wife of American golfing star Tiger

Woods' wife, Elin, watches on as her husband picks up two shots in nine holes to move three behind overnight leader Chad Campbell

Chad Campbell smiles on the second tee as he talks with caddy Judd Burkett

Campbell is all smiles when he starts his round late in the day but sees his lead cut to just one stroke before light fails





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