Wolff’s on prowl with a career first on PGA Tour

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Matthew Wolff is seeking his second PGA Tour title at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Photo: golf.com
Matthew Wolff is seeking his second PGA Tour title at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Photo: golf.com

After tying his career-low score and course record of 61 in Round One, Matthew Wolff followed with a 3-under 68 to claim his first 36-hole lead on PGA Tour in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.

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Scottie Scheffler birdied five consecutive holes on his inward nine to close in on his first career PGA Tour title.

 

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In bid to become the first player to successfully defend a World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba title (2007), Viktor Hovland heads into the weekend T3 at 10-under 132.

Carlos Ortiz birdied five of his last eight holes in bid for third consecutive top-10 finish in the event.

After making nine opening pars from the 10th, Anirban Lahiri birdied Hole Nos. 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8 for a second round 66 to move up to T5, four off the pace. He is searching for his career first Tour win in his 145th start and first top-10 of the season.

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His previous finishes at Mayakoba T10/2018, T14/2017, T28/2016. Missed two cuts in three starts so far this season and finished 64th at Shriners Children’s Open.

Wolff (1st/-13) bogeyed two of his last three holes, Nos. 16 and 18, to get in with a 3-under 68 in Round Two. He is making his first start in the event.

This is the first occasion he sits higher than T3 after 36 holes on Tour.

Hit 11-of-14 fairways, 16-of-18 greens in regulation in each of the first two rounds. Is
making his third start of the season, comes off a solo-second most recently at the Shriners Children’s Open.

Seeking a second career PGA Tour title in his 52nd Tour start (2019 3M Open).

Wolff advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for a third consecutive season in 2020-21; ended his season at No. 71 in the standings.

Scheffler (2nd/-11) reeled off five consecutive birdies (Nos. 4-8) en route to a bogey-free 7-under 64.

He is one of two players who remain bogey-free through 36 holes (Bill Haas). Is making his second start in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (T18/2019).

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In two previous starts this season, missed the cut at the Shriners Children’s Open and finished T38 most recently at the CJ CUP.

Is seeking his first career Tour title in his 66th start this week. Best finish is solo-second at the 2021 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play.

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