Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson held a share of the lead at the Players Championship, with the likes of Tiger Woods still to come.
It did not quite work out how he expected at the Masters, but Rory McIlroy is confident his game is in good shape.
Unlikely challenger Aaron Wise fell short of a first PGA Tour title win as Jason Day held on at the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday.
Jason Day was tied for second heading into Saturday's third round but the Australian soared to the top of the leaderboard thanks to a 67.
Impressive third-round displays were not enough to appease stars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as they struggle to recover from slow starts.
As Peter Malnati grabbed the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy narrowly survived the cut.
The big names were solid but unspectacular as John Peterson took the first-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Rory McIlroy says he feels "comfortable" declaring that The Masters is the biggest tournament in the world.
Rory McIlroy admitted he struggled to recover from his poor final round at the Masters.
It was another case of close but not close enough for a disappointed Rory McIlroy at the Masters.