The Masters: Scottie Scheffler races to a five-shot lead as Tiger Woods makes a cut at Augusta National |  Golf news

The Masters: Scottie Scheffler races to a five-shot lead as Tiger Woods makes a cut at Augusta National | Golf news

Shane Lowry was second and Justin Thomas within the top 10 after a five-under 67; Woods goes into the weekend with one left and Rory McIlroy one more shot back after consecutive 73’s – watch exclusively live on Sky Sports Golf all weekend

Last updated: 09/04/22 1:07am

Highlights from an action-packed second day of the Masters 2022 in Augusta

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Highlights from an action-packed second day of the Masters 2022 in Augusta

Highlights from an action-packed second day of the Masters 2022 in Augusta

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler continued his remarkable form to open a five-stroke lead midway through at The Masters, as Tiger Woods fights back from a nightmarish start to slow down the weekend.

Chasing a fourth win in six starts, Scheffler made four birdies in a five-hole run en route to a five-under 67 at a windy Augusta National, giving the American the biggest 36-hole lead in history. equaled the Masters.

The 25-year-old mixed six birdies with a lone bogey to build a commander advantage over a four-way tie for second place, with defending champion Hideki Matsuyama at three under by nighttime leader Sungjae Im, the Irish Shane Lowry and 2011 winner Charl Schwartzel.

Shane Lowry put in a solid performance in challenging conditions on day two of The Masters, including a chip-in on the 10th hole.

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Shane Lowry put in a solid performance in challenging conditions on day two of The Masters, including a chip-in on the 10th hole.

Shane Lowry put in a solid performance in challenging conditions on day two of The Masters, including a chip-in on the 10th hole.

Lowry started the week with a one-over 73 and slipped further behind after missing a five-footer to save par in the first, then birdies on the second and seventh with a great chip-in from over a bunker on the par four tenths.

The Irishman then took advantage of the par-five 13th and birdied on the 15th to go to four under his round, before hitting a 10-footer to save par on the par-three 16th and finishing a blemish-free back nine to stay inside. contact with the management.

The best photos from an eventful second day of the 2022 Masters at Augusta National

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The best photos from an eventful second day of the 2022 Masters at Augusta National

The best photos from an eventful second day of the 2022 Masters at Augusta National

“It was one of my better rounds of my career,” said Lowry. “It was pretty tough out there, pretty tough, and I managed to play good golf at the right times and make some nice putts.”

Schwartzel rolled back the years to card a three-under 69, a score matched by Matsuyama, with Im also at three under after a bogey on the final hole saw him draw a two-over 74.

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Cameron Smith – one of six players to finish the week as the world’s No. 1 – birdied two of his last four holes to save a two-over 74 and stay within six of the lead while Justin Thomas raced the standings and in the top -10 with a second lap 67.

Woods makes impressive backlash

The 15-time major champion was left behind in a twoball alongside Joaquin Niemann, following Louis Oosthuizen’s withdrawal from injury, with Woods recovering from a bogey from four of his first five holes to save a two-over 74 and make it to the weekend.

Tiger Woods says his second round was a grind after he recovered from making four bogeys on his front nine to shoot a round two over par.

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Tiger Woods says his second round was a grind after he recovered from making four bogeys on his front nine to shoot a round two over par.

Tiger Woods says his second round was a grind after he recovered from making four bogeys on his front nine to shoot a round two over par.

Making his first start in a competitive event since November 2020, Woods made a tap-in birdie at the par-five eighth and produced a brilliant approach in the par-four tenth to get another shot.

The 46-year-old bounced back from successive bogeys from the 11th to pick up back-to-back birdies on his next two holes, while Woods was close to further breaking through on the final stretch.

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McIlroy will make it if DeChambeau leaves

Rory McIlroy recovered from dropping three shots into the space of two holes at the start of his back nine to post a second straight 73, leaving him in two with World No. 2 Jon Rahm and England’s Tyrrell Hatton .

Rory McIlroy remains in Grand Slam battle after consecutive 73s at Augusta National.

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Rory McIlroy remains in Grand Slam battle after consecutive 73s at Augusta National.

Rory McIlroy remains in Grand Slam battle after consecutive 73s at Augusta National.

2015 champion Jordan Spieth double-bogey on his final hole and missed the cut at six over alongside four-time Major Brooks Koepka, while former Open champion Stewart Cink also had to leave early despite shooting a hole-in-one in the par -three 16th.

Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele was one of the other notable names not to make it into the weekend, as Bryson DeChambeau looked physically uneasy as he struggled to an eight-over 80 that included just one birdie.

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