Tied for second, the trio who were team mates on the 2019 International Presidents Cup team will start the final round on Sunday four strokes behind leader Dustin Johnson at Augusta National.
Smith, who closed with an eagle and three birdies to grab a share of the 36-hole lead, birdied 13, 14 and 15 to share second with Im and Ancer, who birdied 15 and 16 in a late charge.
Johnson sees his 19 prior top-10 major finishes with only one triumph as seasoning to prepare him for Sunday's back-nine battle rather than a sign of futility.
At the 2020 Masters, he protected his 54-hole lead at a major for the first time.
Another major championship, another shot at glory for Dustin Johnson. But to have all this adversity and to still finish it off somewhat decent and be under-par for the week is great, even though I feel like I shot 15-over for the week. He triple-bogeyed the second hole, then followed that up with a double-bogey on the third.
"When I went through all three stages of  Q-School and got my Tour card I think they gave me like a $25,000 cheque", he said after his Tour Championship win.
"I'm a little off", DeChambeau told the Golf Channel. "We've all been there and it's not a lot of fun".
Since then, every Masters victor has been in first, second, third, fourth or fifth place entering Sunday's final round. Willett completed his round and was just two shots off the lead when play was suspended.
Marc Leishman vaulted up the leaderboard with a final round 68, finishing at eight under and moving into a tie for 13th, while Adam Scott shot a 73 to finish at two under.
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He was at 16-under 200, matching the 54-hole record Jordan Spieth set in 2015 when he won the Masters by four shots over Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose. Johnson finished tied for eighth at five over. They were all three-over for the tournament, proving the hard of Shinnecock Hill's course that weekend.
And he hasn't. Instead of getting into a war of words over his major letdowns, the Johnson way has been to answer with blistered drives, laser-like approaches, and an improved putting stroke built with input from his caddie/brother Austin, and a lesson from World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman.
Woods put two shots into the water, then flew the green and, when punching out of the sand, dunked a third ball into the water. Johnson wasn't upset with how he played.
"I played my first practice round Monday". "I was focused on trying to get myself in contention going into tomorrow. Obviously Collin played really well". He bled away a six-shot advantage and more to lose to Nick Faldo in '96.