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Scottie Scheffler retains lead, Schauffele narrows gap
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August 27, 2022
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Tour Championship 2022 R2

August 25-28
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Scottie Scheffler carded a bogey-free 66 to retain a two-shot lead at 19-under in the face of fellow American Xander Schauffele's late charge in the PGA Championship.

Tour Championship 2022 R2

"Xander obviously has a great track record around here, but paying attention to what other guys do on the golf course has never served me too well," said Scheffler.

"To be honest with you, when you're playing with somebody who is playing good, it's nice seeing good shots, nice seeing putts go in.

"I feel like I've given myself a lot of looks; I've kept the ball in position for the most part. Had a couple bad swings off the tee today, but other than that given myself a lot of looks, and yeah, playing good."

Tour Championship 2022 R2

Schauffele started his round six shots behind the lead and closed birdie-birdie-eagle for a 63 to narrow the gap.

Schauffele has had great form at East Lake since he first played in 2017 before Starting Strokes were introduced. Regardless of format he has never shot worse than par in 22 rounds.

"It fits my eye," said Schauffele, "the greens being really pure. Just kind of have to do everything pretty well, which sort of feeds into how I play. At times it's okay to be defensive."

Tour Championship 2022 R2

"With ball in hand the first two days it allowed us to be more aggressive if you were in the fairway. That was kind of the mission teeing off on every hole.

"It was nice to pick up some shots late here, but it's just a positioning battle going into Sunday. I got off to kind of a bad start and saw a bunch of 62s and 63s on the board, so I just tucked my head and got to work."

Spain's Jon Rahm also shot 63 to move into third place at 13-under.

“It’s going to take a really strong weekend from me and hopefully not a strong one from Scottie," he said. "That’s kind of what we’re looking for.”

Tour Championship 2022 R2

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2Total
1Scottie Scheffler-196566131
2Xander Schauffele-176663129
3Jon Rahm-136763130
T4Patrick Cantlay-127066136
T4Sungjae Im-126765132
6Joaquin Niemann-116467131
7Rory McIlroy-106767134
T8Max Homa-97162133
T8Tom Hoge-96666132
T8Cameron Young-96767134
T11Aaron Wise-86567132
T11Sepp Straka-86868136
T11Justin Thomas-86768135
T11Matt Fitzpatrick-86471135
T15Tony Finau-67266138
T15Hideki Matsuyama-67066136
T15Collin Morikawa-66669135
T15Jordan Spieth-66868136
T15J.T. Poston-66569134
T15Cameron Smith-66771138
T21Viktor Hovland-37168139
T21Brian Harman-36870138
T21Billy Horschel-36870138
T24Adam Scott-26870138
T24Sam Burns-26974143
26Corey Conners-17466140
27K.H. LeePar6872140
28Scott Stallings+17074144
29Sahith Theegala+37172143
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