History on Scottie Scheffler’s side heading into day three of 86th Masters

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World number one Scottie Scheffler had history on his side as he took a record-equalling lead into the third round of the 86th Masters.

Seeking a remarkable fourth win in his last six events, Scheffler carded a superb second round of 67 to post a halfway total of eight under par at Augusta National.

That gave the 25-year-old American a commanding five-shot lead over defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, 2011 winner Charl Schwartzel, Ireland’s Shane Lowry and first-round leader Sungjae Im.

Four of the five previous players to hold such a halfway lead went on to claim the green jacket, with Jordan Spieth the most recent to do so in 2015.

“I feel like my game is in a good spot,” Scheffler said with considerable understatement.

“Once I saw that I took the lead my first thought was to just keep trying to build it just because I feel like I’m playing well.

“That will be the goal on Saturday, just to keep putting myself in good positions, execute shots and as long as I’m committed to everything, everything should be fine.

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