The American pairs of Phil Mickelson-Keegan Bradley and Bubba Watson-Webb Simpson took three of the four points on offer after lunch to open up a commanding advantage.
Three time US Open Champion Tiger Woods carded a one under 69 trailing Michael Thompson by three shots who fired a four under 66 in the opening round of the US Open.
World no. 2 Luke Donald needs to finish in the top seven at Zurich Classic to move back above Rory McIlroy and take the top ranking.
American Bubba Watson stopped Louis Oosthuizen from becoming the third South African to wear a green jacket in the last five years by defeating him in a play off to clinch the 76th U.S. Masters title at Augusta.
Peter Hanson of Sweden fired a 65 nine under to take a one shot lead over his closest rival at this time Phil Mickelson who fired a 66 eight under, in the third round of the Masters at Augusta.
Golf veteran Fred Couples who shot a 67 for the day shares the top spot with fellow American Jason Dufner on five under in the second round at Augusta.
England’s Justin Rose wins the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, in Florida. The USPGA Tour win in Florida was Rose’s fourth in the US soil.
Former world No 1, Tiger Woods made a 69 to finish 10 under par for the tournament, one ahead of Zach Johnson who carded a 71, to win the Chevron World Challenge title.
Martin Kaymer, 26, becomes the 14th player to top the ranking in golf and the second youngest player to be number 1.