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RBC Heritage: Morikawa And Scheffler In The Mix

Sepp Straka, of Austria, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Friday, April 19, 2024, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson

Collin Morikawa continued his strong performance at the RBC Heritage with a 5-under 66 round, showcasing a return to the form that has seen him secure two major championships. Meanwhile, Masters champion Scottie Scheffler maintained his consistent play, staying in contention despite minimal practice following his recent emotional victory at Augusta National.

The leaderboard at the prestigious $20 million RBC Heritage event is tightly packed after two days of favorable scoring conditions at Harbour Town. Morikawa shares the lead with Tom Hoge, J.T. Poston, and Sepp Straka, who recovered from an early setback to post an impressive 65. Ludvig Aberg, the Masters runner-up, is also in the mix, just one shot behind the leaders.

Scheffler, the current world No. 1 player, displayed his trademark steady performance with a bogey-free round, finishing three shots off the lead. Morikawa, on the other hand, expressed confidence in his game despite some inconsistencies, emphasizing his improved trust in his swing.

Scheffler remains consistent post-Masters win.
Morikawa's 5-under 66 round showcases strong form.
Tightly packed leaderboard at $20M RBC Heritage event.
Straka impresses with a recovery from early setback.
Aberg, Masters runner-up, stays one shot behind leaders.
Scheffler finishes three shots off the lead with steady play.
Morikawa expresses confidence despite minor inconsistencies.
Straka overcomes incident to deliver strong performance.

Straka overcame an unsettling incident at the start of his round when his tee shot struck a spectator, regaining composure to deliver a strong performance. Aberg, known for his simple yet effective swing, made a strategic equipment change that paid off with a crucial birdie on the 15th hole.

Rory McIlroy, impressed by Aberg's game, praised the young Swede's talent and attitude. Despite being four shots back, McIlroy remains competitive at 7-under 135. The focus, however, remains on Scheffler, who, despite trailing the leaders, is viewed as the player to beat given his recent success and consistent play.

The RBC Heritage promises an exciting weekend of golf as top players vie for victory in the highly competitive field.

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