The Masters is halfway finished and there are four golfers atop the leaderboard heading into the third day of the first major of 2017.
Rickie Fowler, Charley Hoffman, Sergio Garcia and Thomas Pieters are tied at four-under PAR for the tournament. According to ESPN, it’s the biggest tie at the top in 36 years. Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson are among those waiting in the reeds behind the front four.
Fowler might have the biggest momentum heading into the third day Saturday. He shot a five-under 67 Friday, the best score in the clubhouse for the round. Fowler does not have a major win, but is in good shape.
Hoffman is playing in the final group going into the weekend for the second time in three years. Hoffman was in the mix for the green jacket two years ago, but it was Spieth who pulled out the victory in a landslide.
Garcia is from the Tiger Woods age. His battles with the best golfer the last decade and a half has ever seen. Garcia has never won a major and has played in 70 straight events. He shot a 69 in the second round and a victory would really give him a boost career wise.
Pieters is a Masters rookie. A golfer in his first Masters has not won the event since 1979. Pieters shot a 68 for the round, giving him a hand at the lead and capitalizing on where Hoffman went awry.
It should be a fun Masters weekend for everyone who really loves golf.