By Brad Clifton at Augusta National


Jason Day is hanging on for dear life at The Masters, battling at 1-over par through 10 holes in the final round at Augusta, seven back of leader Jordan Spieth, who sits at 6-under par.

Australia’s host rests solely on world No.1 Day (T9) making a back nine charge, though the Queenslander found trees off the tee on the ninth hole. He blasted out of the trees onto the green and made par to start the back nine even to the card.

Of the other Aussies, Adam Scott signed for a 76 to finish at 11-over and in a share of 42nd place, while Cameron Smith finishes four shots back at 15-over par and in a share of 55th place on his debut Masters.

Several players are hot on the heels of the defending champion’s lead today, with Danny Willett the best poised at 2-under overall and in lone second, four back of Spieth. Dustin Johnson, playing with Day, is lingering at 1-under par.

There is a five-way tie for fourth at even par with Matthew Fitzpatrick, Paul Casey, Soren Kjeldsen, Lee Westwood and Smiley Kaufman.

Watch highlights of the early morning action of the final round courtesy of  The Masters Tournament: