AUGUSTA - FedEx Cup leader and World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler holds a five-stroke lead after the second round of the Masters Tournament, tying the largest 36-hole lead in tournament history for the sixth instance. Scheffler is the first player to lead by five strokes or more after the second round of a major championship since Brooks Koepka at the 2019 PGA Championship. Scheffler has won three times in his last five starts on Tour.
To no surprise, 82-time PGA Tour winner and five-time Masters Tournament champion Tiger Woods enters the third round tied for a respectable 19th place and made his 22nd consecutive cut at the Masters, one shy of the tournament record held by Fred Couples and Gary Player.
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama enters the third round T-2. The last player to successfully defend title at the Masters was Woods in 2002.
Notables to miss the cut: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, and Bryson DeChambeau.
Louis Oosthuizen withdrew from the tournament, joining Paul Casey in the WDs.
Leaderboard | After 36 Holes
Scottie Scheffler 69-67—136 (-8)
Charl Schwartzel 72-69—141 (-3)
Sungjae Im 67-74—141 (-3)
Shane Lowry 73-68—141 (-3)
Hideki Matsuyama 72-69—141 (-3)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
The Masters 2022 | Special Discount | Best offer of the Season
COURSE: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
ARCHITECT: Dr. Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones Jr.; Perry Maxwell in 1937
YARDS/PAR: 7,475 yards/Par 72
2021 PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $11,500,000/$2,070,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Hideki Matsuyama
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 600
TV COVERAGE: The Masters Tournament is set for coverage today from 10:00am to 7:00pm (ET) on Masters.com and its appand 3:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) on CBS. On Sunday, The Masters goes from 10:15am to 7:00pm (ET) and CBS coverage runs from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Today’s streaming coverage is set for 10:00am to 7:00pm (ET) on Masters.com and its app and ESPN+ while Sunday The Masters streaming goes from 10:15am to 7:00pm (ET) on the home site and ESPN+
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Live Tournament coverage will air each day through Sunday, starting at 2:00pm (ET) and running through the completion of play. Additionally, each day before the broadcast begins, SiriusXM will provide live look-in coverage of featured groups during its programming in the morning and early afternoon. … Mike Tirico will be the lead play-by-play voice from 4pm ET through the conclusion of play each day. World Golf Hall of Fame member Curtis Strange will be the lead analyst today and Sunday.
How to Watch/Stream the PGA Tour Live: (ESPNCom)
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Tournament site: The Masters
The Masters - Tee Times start today at 10:00am (ET) and go to 2:53pm (ET).
Weather: Winds will blow from 12-to-17 mph during the course of play. Temperatures 50-55-degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Turning sunny and clear tonight. Sunday is shaping up to be the nicest day of the week.
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The Masters - The Field and Tee Times:
The Field: (link)
Update: Paul Casey (WD); Louis Oosthuizen (WD)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Chasing Scottie Scheffler (ESPN.com)
Brutal Winds Batter Field at The Masters (Golf Digest)
Tiger Woods Made it to the Weekend (PGATourCom)
Five Things to Know for the Weekend (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch (R-3) of The Masters (PGATourCom)
Louis WD (The Sporting News)
Next Week: RBC Heritage
On This Day in Golf History:
April 9, 2017 - Sergio Garcia finally broke through to win his first major at The Masters, defeating Justin Rose on the first hole of a Playoff at Augusta National. The victory came on the day that his fellow Spaniard, Seve Ballesteros would’ve turned 60 years old. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Note: Seve Ballesteros was born April 9, 1957 in Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain - the youngest of five brothers. He passed away May 7, 2011 at the age of 54 after battling brain cancer diagnosed in October, 2008. He was a two-time Masters and The Open champion and one of the most popular players to ever play the game.
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