Masters Leader Scottie Scheffler Admits Wife Doesn't Care About His Golf CareerIf you're looking to make a statement on social media‚ you're looking for a way to do it while being completely honest. The fact is‚ Scottie Scheffler's wife doesn't really care about his golf career and his win at the Masters. But‚ there's more to his wife's absence than that. If you're curious to know her reasons‚ read on.
Scottie Scheffler's bogey at the par-5 eighthAfter making a birdie on the par-4 third hole‚ Scheffler converted a 15-foot birdie attempt on the par-5 second‚ but missed from five feet on the par-three fourth and bogeyed the eighth‚ he was on his way to a seven-stroke lead at the turn. He has now won three of the last four tournaments. With the lead now cut to five shots‚ Scheffler birdied the par-3 sixth to stay within one stroke of the lead. However‚ he made a bogey on the par-5 eighth‚ dropping to -11. He hit a difficult bunker shot off the tee on the previous hole and didn't get up in time. But he got a generous lie after the bogey and had an ideal layup to the green. After making a birdie on the Par-3 third hole‚ Scheffler's bogey on the par-5 eighth dropped him to 9-under‚ but the top player has a five-shot lead over Tiger Woods. He is in contention to get closer to Scheffler with a birdie at the par-three fourth hole. With his bogey on the eighth‚ Scheffler will need to make a par on his next eight holes to extend his lead. While he has maintained his lead throughout the day‚ Tiger Woods is a threat to take the Masters by storm. The former world No. 1 player posted a six-over 78 on Thursday‚ and it was an injury scare that nearly ended his chances of winning a sixth green jacket. And despite the windy conditions‚ temperatures barely reached 50 degrees. The course played extremely hard. Tiger Woods is seven strokes behind the leader after his bogey at the par-5 eighth. However‚ Scheffler is one of the few players to have played better on Friday. With a bogey at the par-5 eighth hole‚ the American has his worst round at the Masters. In fact‚ he has not recovered from an eight-stroke deficit since 1956.
Scheffler's birdies on the back nineScottie Scheffler was unable to hold off the leaders after his three birdies on the back nine. His pars and birdies in the first round put him four shots off the lead. His birdies on the back nine kept him on the same pace as his rivals. The back nine is where most of the action will be on Sunday and the final round. Scheffler had not made a bogey through 19 holes before he birdied on the Par 3 fourth. After a bogey-filled front nine‚ Scheffler birdied the par-five 12th and the par-3 13th to extend his lead to seven strokes. Smith and Schwartzel each made birdie on the back nine‚ but Schwartzel and Scheffler both bogeyed the 18th. However‚ Smith birdied 16 and 17 to remain one stroke behind. Tiger Woods‚ who has won three of his last five starts‚ was in no immediate danger of missing the cut. He is six shots off the lead‚ but he dropped a club on the ninth and recovered to par. The course was very challenging on Friday‚ with afternoon winds of up to 20 mph and the greens being very soft. Regardless‚ Tiger Woods still has a chance. Despite the bleak outlook for Sunday‚ Scheffler still holds a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Masters. However‚ the ghosts of the Masters past will appear at the wrong time. He has failed on the final nine in the past‚ and many of those players never recovered. This may be the final time to break the curse. With his birdies on the back nine‚ he can take a step closer to the title. While Scheffler opened with a bogey at the first hole‚ he made up for it on the back nine with two birdies on Nos. 7‚ 8 and 12‚ and a bogey on the third. He's two strokes clear of runner-up Charl Schwartzel‚ who shot two-over-par. The PGA Tour has ranked him as the World No. 1 player and his birdies on the back nine were critical in his victory.
Scheffler is the sixth player in Masters history to lead by five strokes after 36 holes. In the four of those instances, the leader has gone on to win. #themasters pic.twitter.com/m6Si9etlYr — The Masters (@TheMasters) April 9, 2022