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The Masters 2012: Jason Dufner Seven Strokes Off Pace Heading Into Sunday

The 2012 Masters field is wide open, and Cleveland native Jason Dufner, who was tied for the lead after two days, remains in the hunt. Dufner shot a 3-over 75 on Saturday and tumbled a bit down the leaderboard, but can still make up ground with a strong showing on the final day of the legendary tournament.

Swedish born Peter Hanson shot a 65 on Saturday to grab sole control of the lead at 9-under, while heavy favorite Phil Mickelson's third-round 66 has him only one shot off the pace. Names like Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington also populate the talent-rich leaderboard after three days, as a handful of proven veterans remain within striking distance.

Dufner, who will tee off at 1:20 pm ET on Sunday, will be partnered the same man he shared the 36-hole lead with: fan favorite Fred Couples. Couples regressed by a whopping eight strokes after bursting out of the gate with a 67 on Friday, and will also be looking to rebound after a frustrating Saturday afternoon.

For the full Masters leaderboard, go here.

For more on the 2012 Masters, check out SB Nation's golf page and SB Nation Cleveland's 2012 Masters StoryStream. And for more golf coverage, head over to Waggle Room.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.