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Scheffler, Homa, DeChambeau share lead

By Reuters
April 14, 2024
American professional golfers Scottie Scheffler (L), Max Homa (C), and Bryson DeChambeau. — X/@sbsun
American professional golfers Scottie Scheffler (L), Max Homa (C), and Bryson DeChambeau. — X/@sbsun

AUGUSTA, Georgia: Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa and Scottie Scheffler weathered a wild windy day seldom seen at Augusta National to share the Masters second round lead on Friday while Tiger Woods targeted a sixth Green Jacket after claiming another major record.

First round leader DeChambeau had looked poised to spend another night alone atop the leaderboard until a bogey at the 18th left the 2020 U.S. Open champion with a one-over 73 and a two-day total of six-under 138.

Scheffler also had a chance to take solo possession of top spot, the world number one cruising along with a one-shot lead until running into trouble where so many have at par five 13th.

Landing his approach in Rae's Creek, Scheffler did well to escape with bogey, then playing error free to the finish signing for an even par 72.

Homa, who had never broken 70 at Augusta until wrapping up his weather-delayed first round on Friday morning with a five-under 67, was quickly back out on the course and on the move with birdies at the second and fourth.