2022 Masters leaderboard breakdown: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler dominates Round 2, becomes heavy favorite

High winds, strong winds and challenging track conditions on Friday at the 2022 Masters led to a few rounds of red – 13, to be exact – but boy is the Augusta leaderboard starting to look good as we head into the weekend. Buckle up because the big names are showing off their big matches just as this tournament starts to heat up (as the weather cools down).

At the top of the leaderboard stands world number 1 Scotty Scheffler, the only fit in his own world at age 8 under following an unreal 5 under 67 in Round 2 to wrest control of the championship away from the rest of the field. Schaeffler’s impressive rupture on Friday has him five strokes clear of the next names on the leaderboard – four-tied at 3-under – with 36 holes remaining to play this weekend.

The next group of contenders is a crowded group filled with big names under their titles Champion Hideki Matsuyama, first-round leader Sungjae Im and former champion Charl Schwartzel – all in 3-under. The next group to come right out of the top includes Dustin Johnson (-2), Colin Morikawa, Justin Thomas (-1) and Tiger Woods (+1).

Yes, you read that right: Woods will be playing this weekend. He’s way off the lead heading into Moving Day, but Woods beat four holes in five starting holes in Round 2 to finish 2 on the Round, making him a perfect 22 for 22 in his career making Masters pieces as a pro.

Let’s take a look at the dead-end leaderboard and the contenders as we prepare for the numbers that will be a great moving day in Augusta.

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2022 Leaderboard Distribution, Round Two

1 – Scotty Scheffler (-8): Schaeffler continued Thursday 69 for Friday 67, tied for the lowest round of the week so far. He started his second run in Augusta on spotty ground with stealth at #1 and 3 but played the last 15 holes free of stealth on 6-under. as Note Justin Ray, he ties the largest 36-hole lead in Masters history, and four of the previous five who had a five-run lead on this turn went on to win the green jacket. It’s no surprise, then, that Schaeffler has equal odds of winning the Masters, according to Caesars Sportsbook, which counts the five closest contenders at 12-1 on the number plate.

T2. Charles Schwarzl, Songjae M, Shin Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama (-3): After entering the week after missing six straight cuts on the PGA Tour, Schwarzl, the 2011 Masters champion, sits T2 after second round 69. Go number, right? No one played the course perfectly on Friday, but he was sure he was close to playing with 5 birds and played 5 bonuses at 2 less than today. He and reigning champion Matsuyama finished 3-under 69. Meanwhile, Lowry scored the low round of this group with a 4-under 68 rebound from 1-over 73 on Thursday. Finally, first-round leader Em was the only one of the top five golfers on the leaderboard to end up above par, with a 2-over-74 on Friday.

T6. Dustin Johnson and three others (-2): Continuing 3-under 69 to open the week on Thursday, DJ probably played better in Round 2, although his score (73) clearly doesn’t suggest that. He played a stealth-free (and bird-free) ninth and cut a tough track playing tougher than he did on Thursday. The 2020 Masters winner will have a good look at winning his second green jacket of his career and the third Grand Slam of his career this weekend. He’ll just have to hope that Scheffler slips.

T10. Justin Thomas, Colin Morikawa and four others (-1): Thomas tied in the low round of the week on Friday with 67 points. frankly in disagreement. Same for 25-year-old superstar Colin Morikawa, who had 2 under the first nine and went home on equal terms. Thomas led the field in strikes and gained a tee to the green in the second round.

T19. Tiger Woods and Three Others (+1): Bad swings, gusty winds, and even a ball rolling into a hole were among the many reasons Woods listed after the round as to why the second round would start at 4 through five holes. But he finished quickly, playing his last 13 holes at 2-under and hanging on tight. He said after the tour that his body isn’t doing well, which makes what he did on Friday improve as the tour continues more impressively.

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