Live updates | Scheffler shoots 67, leads the Masters by 5

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Latest at master’s level (all times local):

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7:30 PM

Scotty Scheffler left a short jumper on the last hole on Friday but still shot 5-under 67 to take a five-shot lead at the weekend at the Masters.

The No. 1 player in the world stunned two of his first three holes but made another mistake to finish 36 holes in the 8-under 136. Charles Schwarzl, Sungjae Im, Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama tied for second in the 3-under.

The five-shot margin ties in the biggest 36-hole lead in the Masters. Four others had the same lead and all went on to win, including Jordan Spieth in 2015.

Scheffler played in only his third Masters tournament, conquering Augusta National on a day when his average score was 74.6. He made seven sparrows on the last 15 holes after opening with a ghost on #1 and adding another on the third hole.

His play continues into a remarkable year that saw him rise to number one. Schaeffler won this year in Phoenix, then took home the Arnold Palmer Invitational Award before winning the Match Play Championship last month.

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6:45 pm

Tiger Woods had a day up and down but managed to post 2-over 74 on Friday to spend the weekend at the Masters.

Woods, who hit 71 in his opening round after coming back from a car crash injury, faltered early in the second round but managed to rebound in the back nine to finish two rounds at 1-over 145.

That was good enough to make the cut, although Woods was nine shots off the lead that Scotty Scheffler held by the time he finished. He was in a tie for 19.

Woods grabbed four of his first five holes to make the turn at 39. But he flew the 10th hole from short distance and made two more oncoming flyers to make up for two ghosts.

Schaeffler, who hit 69 in his opening round, was a 5-under of the day and an 8-under of the championship through 16 holes. He was five shots ahead of a quadruple of guys at 3 under.

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5:20 pm

Augusta National shows her teeth at this year’s Masters.

Rain on the eve of the tournament eased the Greens, but the golf course was not receptive to the world’s best players. A few track modifications and some gusty winds made things tricky as scores and the partial streak soared up in the second round on Friday.

One day after the field played a par-72 cycle with an average of 73.8, the average number of players was 75.2 with approximately half of the field remaining on the track. The club’s leader, Charles Schwarzl, was under 3, while the 4 cut was expected to be on par.

The hardest hole was the 11th, which was extended after last year’s championship and played at 520 yards in the second round. Players averaged 4.64 per hole. The 18th was also playing hard as the second hardest hole with 4.47 shots.

The easiest hole in the second round was the second 5-par-5, with the field making three eagles and 37 jumpers and playing a 4.57 average.

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4:30 pm

Tiger Woods struggled to score 3 on 39 in the ninth lead Friday but was still in good shape to make the weekend on his return to the Masters.

Woods, who shot 1-under 71 in the first round, stunned four of his first five holes before bouncing back to play the last four under 1. It was over 2 on a windy day at Augusta National where low scores were hard to find.

Woods wasn’t in imminent danger of missing the cut, which was expected at 4, but it was six shots from the lead that Scotty Scheffler caught on the course heading into the back nine. His frustrations were evident when he hit a nasty wedge hit on the ninth hole and dropped his club in disgust before bouncing back up and down on a par.

Afternoon winds of 15-20 mph and high altitude made conditions challenging, although rain on the eve of the tournament meant the green was still relatively weak.

Charles Schwartzel retained leadership of the club with Woods taking a role in third

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3:15 pm

First-round leader Sungjae Im wrestled his way to 2-over 74 in the second round of the Masters’ 3-under-36, tying with Charles Schwarzl for the lead at Augusta National.

I shot a 4-under 68 shinning in a breezy Thursday afternoon, but found that the trend was a little stronger as the winds continued to rise on Friday morning. He managed three birds against five bogeys to slip into a tie with Schwartzell, the 2011 Masters champion.

She grabbed the first hole, but settled down with a birdie in the third. He did a par for the day but had a back-nine problem, including a bogey in the 5-15 bar when his fairway metal jumped over the green and into the water. He recovered with a Class 3 birdie in 16th but stray driving at 18 led to a final bogey.

Former Masters champion Danny Willett is also three years younger as he reaches the role.

Tiger Woods has tricked four of his first five holes to drop to 3 in the tournament and is in danger of losing the cut if he can’t turn things around.

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2:55 pm

Augusta National is stalking Tiger Woods.

The five-time Masters champion got off to a rough start in the second round. Woods captured three of the first four slots to move to 2 more for the championship.

He struggles with his driving and irons early. Woods missed both the first two lanes and the questionable iron in the 3rd grade fell too far off the green, creating a bogey.

The Masters is the only major tournament where Woods hasn’t missed the cuts. This streak could be in danger if he couldn’t turn things around. The Top 50 Players and Relationships advance to the end of the week.

The projected drawdown is currently over 3 players, but it could rise with a large group of players still on the track and the winds blowing around Augusta National.

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2 pm

Tiger Woods started his second round of the Masters Tournament with a ghost to return to the same level in the tournament.

The five-time Masters champion hit the Bar 4 tee first in the vault. His approaching shot fell to the right of the green zone. His ensuing tone of voice rolled 7 feet from the pin and his throw drifted to the left. Settled on the ghost of clicking.

Woods scored a 1-under 71 in the opening round in his first competitive round since a car crash in February 2021 that severely injured his right leg.

The 46-year-old never missed an opportunity at the Masters. The Top 50 Players and Relationships advance into Augusta National’s weekend.

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1:35 pm

Charles Schwartzell sailed the breeze to score 3-under 69 in the second round of the Masters, the best wave of golfers at Augusta National.

The 2011 Masters Champion is 3 under the championship and in good shape for the weekend.

Schwartzel has fielded five birds, including one in the par-3 16th he created with a beautiful shot on the tee up to 4 feet away. He saved the equality out of the trees on the 4 18 segment, scattering from the front left bunker to 9 feet and then the knockout drain.

Schwarzel wrapped up just moments before five-times Masters champion Tiger Woods fought in his second round. Woods scored 1-under 71 in the opening round.

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12:25 pm

Tiger Woods will have one less partner in the second round of the Masters.

Louis Oosthuizen withdrew from the tournament. Organizers made the announcement 90 minutes before Oosthuizen was due to kick off alongside Woods and Joaquin Niemann.

Oosthuizen pointed out that the injury was the cause. Details were not announced immediately. He opened the tournament with a 4-over-76 score on Thursday.

His absence means Woods and Neiman will play a duo in the second round. They will be the second to last group, at 1:41 p.m.

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11:35 am

Dustin Johnson chasing the lead early in the Masters vocal tour.

The 2020 Masters champ flew the par-3 fourth hole to go to minus 4, one shot behind Sungjae Im.

Johnson placed 3-under 69 in the opening round on Thursday. He started his second run three seasons in a row before hitting irons within the 5-foot range for fourth before making the hit.

Bouncing early, he took a swing at a recovery shot at Bar-4 first as the ball failed to reach the green and rolled down the hill toward his feet. He bounced back by rolling in a 24-foot birdie strike to get back to a level 5 under.

There was little movement on the leaderboard between the first wave of round two, although many of the former champions are slowly making progress. Charles Schwarzl, the 2011 winner, is a 2-under of the day and a 2-under of the championship by 10 holes in the second round. Bubba Watson, a two-time Masters champion, has 2 under day and 1 under championship up to seventh.

Five-time Green Jacket winner Tiger Woods is part of the afternoon session. Woods knocks out 1-under 71 in his first professional event since a car crash in February 2021.

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9:20 am

Winds are expected to rise during the second round of the Masters Tournament, and there’s a good chance the scores will go up with it.

The National Weather Service expects sunny skies for Augusta National with sustained winds of over 15-20 mph throughout the afternoon.

Nineteen of the 90 players on the field scored equal or better during the opening round. This number could weaken with the looming cut.

Top 50 links will qualify for the weekend. Many notable names will be looking to turn back after shaky opening rounds. Brooks Koepka and Kevin Kisner opened with 3-over 75s while Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau scored 4-over 76s in milder conditions on Thursday.

Tiger Woods will come out in the afternoon and come out strong 1-under 71 on Thursday.

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8 am

Tiger Woods is right as he wants to head into the second round of the Masters. He wears red at 1 under, and is one of only 17 players to break a tie.

He’ll have a better idea of ​​where he is when Woods arrives on Friday afternoon.

Sunjae Im starts the day with a one-shot lead after 5-under 67. He’s one shot ahead of Cameron Smith, with Dustin Johnson among those. Im and Johnson are early starters in round two with stronger winds in the forecast.

Friday is also about the top 50 and the relationship you’re making the cut. This is the one major that Woods hasn’t missed cuts in as a professional.

The big test for Woods is how well his legs hold up. This is the first time he’s run 18 holes in consecutive days since returning from his car accident 14 months ago.

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