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Explore: Scottie Scheffler misses putt from 1ft 10in as grunt-breaking scurry ends

Scottie Scheffler looks to the ground

Scottie Scheffler claimed a spike label veered his ball offline – Getty Photos/Logan Riely

Scottie Scheffler’s grunt-breaking move got right here to an ignominious discontinuance on Friday when he missed a putt measuring correct 1ft 10in on the Houston Originate.

The field Amount 1 appeared clear to lengthen his great scurry of 28 consecutive rounds below par on the PGA Tour as he sized up a six-footer for a four on the 18th that might perchance presumably recognize given him a 68.

No longer easiest did that effort lip out, nonetheless extremely the tiddler for bogey took the same cruel direction of action and the following six saw him card a stage-par 70.

With conventional placidity, the light Texan disregarded the error, claiming a spike label veered his ball offline.

“No, I accomplish that the total time,” Scheffler quipped when asked if it was due to the a mental lapse. “You never in actuality know what’s going to be up there all over the cup on 18. I felt esteem I hit a factual putt on the main one, nonetheless the 2d one I guess correct hit a little little bit of fast and didn’t gaze a spike label there.”

Scottie Scheffler 3-putt from 6 feet to compose double on 18 that ended his grunt breaking consecutive rounds below par move on the PGA Tour. After he jokingly said he misses putts esteem that ‘the total time’.

He is correct giving all americans else of venture 😅

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Akshay Bhatia held the previous below-par grunt with 27, nonetheless Scheffler surpassed that with Thursday’s opening 65 at Memorial Park. Tiger Woods holds the grunt of consecutive rounds at par or better (52), blueprint all over the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Scheffler’s present move of 29 rounds of par or better remains intact.

And on five-below, Scheffler peaceable goes into the third round with are living possibilities of winning a third title on the leap – a feat now not achieved on the US circuit since Dustin Johnson seven years ago. He is four on the support of Ryder Cup crew-mate Tony Finau, who fired a direction-grunt 62.

With the main round of the Masters correct 12 days away, Scheffler’s competitors will no doubt steal heart from the mistake. The 27-year-outmoded is as low as 7-2 with the bookmakers to don his 2d inexperienced jacket in three years, with Rory McIlroy a distant 2d favourite at 11-1.

Scheffler had persisted his torments on the greens sooner than prevailing at Bay Hill. His grunt in Orlando, and his victory the subsequent week at The Gamers, featured worthy-improved performances with the putter and on the side of his peerless ball-striking Scheffler appeared the total kit.

On the other hand, as always with golf, gremlins lurk within the shadows.

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