Fowler was up-and-down early but maintained down the stretch, going 2-under over his final five holes. Then he bogeyed the 14th and put his tee shot in the water on No. 16 for a double bogey. Hoffman battled for par on the last hole to stay just two shots behind.
Rickie Fowler reacts after a birdie on the 15th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Augusta, Ga.
Tomorrow is of particular significance, as it would have been the 60 birthday of the late Ballesteros, who won two Masters titles.
"Him and (Jose Maria) Olazabal, they were both my big idols growing up", Garcia said.
"Tomorrow all those guys are going to stumble, when you've got Spieth and Fowler and Rory, [plus] some [players] the non-golf media don't know as well, but the Charley Hoffmans and William McGirts, those guys are tough". "You know, it would be nice to have the chance and hopefully do it".
If you are into a Renaissance of English golfers, then Rose is your man. He didn't make the cut this year.
For someone who does not seem to have done justice - save the Players Championships he won in 2015 - to the awesome talent that he has, this could indicate that a Major may be due.
Now, he'll have to make up some ground on Sunday to capture a green jacket and his first major title. This is a place I'd dearly love to be part of history here.
Justin Rose knows there are a lot of compelling story lines at the Masters. He had a two-shot lead with 11 holes to play in his debut in 2014 before Bubba Watson overtook him. It was never quite clear who had the real advantage.
Pieters was the first to leave the rarefied air at the top of the leaderboard.
His 70 was a massive improvement on his third round scoring average of 74.92 and featured a back nine of 34 thanks to birdies on the 13th and 15th. But [I'm] happy. I'm two back, I've been playing good golf, and I'm really happy with where I'm at. But he was still in a four-way tie for the lead, and it looked as though he had regained his form when he birdied two of the first four holes Saturday.
"You have to be patient", Fowler said. He was the FIRST two-time victor, so that should definitely tell you how talented he is on the golf course!
This is the first Masters since Arnold Palmer's death last fall, and his legacy of the gambling showman has been often discussed this week.
"New experience for me, coming from behind on Sunday at the Masters, which is kind of fun to say".
"Something like today's round and maybe finish it off a little better and it might be enough".
Having had his share of major heartbreak through the years, Garcia isn't about let any past failures mess with his head.
It wasn't all great for everybody at Augusta on Saturday.
Fowler, 28, was still in contention at five under at the turn but five bogeys on the back nine scuppered his chances.
He then chipped to a foot and made the birdie.
And he was in good shape on the par-4 fifth hole.
"Obviously I would like to be deep in the red, but one under is pretty good".
At the par-5 13th, Garcia's 4-iron approach from the fairway hit the grassy bank in front of the green and began trundling back toward Rae's Creek.
"I recognize on this course that you usually don't need as low as you think".
Still, with all of that talent at the top, the real favorite might be Spieth.
Spieth said he's merely grateful for the chance after his hard opening round that included a 9 on the par-5 15th hole.
His Masters finishes are second, first and second. He'll enter Sunday tied with Justin Rose at 6 under.
No matter what happens in the final round of the Masters on Sunday, Spieth already has displayed the heart of a champion. Rose sank a 12-footer on his final hole to give him a piece of the third-round lead for the first time in a major.