Tiger Woods In Final Grouping Sunday of 2019 Masters, Set to Make a Charge

If golf was looking for high drama, history and perhaps huge TV ratings, then Sunday's final Masters Tournament round at Augusta National just might have it. And it's all about who's currently in second place — Tiger Woods.

Woods enters Sunday tied for second on the leaderboard at 11-under par through three rounds, which is just two strokes behind Italy's Francesco Molinari (-13). Woods is tied with fellow American Tony Finau, and the three will be paired together for the final round Sunday. Tee times in the final round have been moved up because of inclement weather expected Sunday, according to ESPN. The leaders will tee off at 9:20 a.m. ET.

Woods, 43, seeks a 15th major in his career. Woods hasn't won a major tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, and he hasn't won the Masters since 2005, when he donned the green jacket a fourth time.

"It's been a while since I've been in contention here,'' Woods said told ESPN. "But then again the last two majors counts for something. I've been in the mix with a chance to win major championships in the last two years. And so that helps.''

In his first 14 major victories, Woods either led or was tied for the lead heading into the final round. The all-time leader for majors victories is Jack Nicklaus with 18.

Woods shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday, and at one point was tied for the lead.

Woods' combined score of 205 through three rounds at Augusta ties that same score he shot in 2002 and 205 — both Tiger wins.

Woods was paired with Molinari in the final grouping of last year's British Open, which Molinari won.

Molinari said he knew it could be a tough challenge holding off Woods, who has a history of making memorable charges on the final day of major tournaments, especially at Augusta.

"He obviously loves this place and is playing great golf," Molinari said. "I'm aware that it's not going to be easy tomorrow. But it's not like I can only worry about him. We've seen in the past year that a few-shots lead really doesn't mean too much. And we've seen today that you can shoot seven or eight under the way the course is playing."

Molinari, 36, has his own feel-good story at Augusta National. In 2006, he was a caddy at the Masters for his brother. Now he's the clubhouse leader.

"It was a great motivation to see how good the guys were and, at the same time, how much I needed to improve to hopefully one day get here," Molinari told Reuters. "But I mean at the time, to be honest, the goal was to maybe only be once in my career at Augusta, (that) already would have been an achievement for me."

American Brooks Koepka, 28, sits in fourth place going into the final round. Koepka has three major wins, including the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in 2018. He won the U.S. Open in 2017 as well. Koepka was ranked No. 1 in the world last October.

Koepka will tee off at 9:09 a.m. with Webb Simpson and Ian Poulter in his group, according to The Sporting News.