Golf

Scottie Scheffler hits 64 to share three-way lead at Pebble Beach

Scheffler jumped thirteen places on the second day of the PGA Tour event.

Scottie Scheffler chips to the 18th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Eric Risberg/AP)
Pebble Beach Golf Scottie Scheffler chips to the 18th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Eric Risberg/AP) (Eric Risberg/AP)

American Scottie Scheffler shot an eight-under-par 64 to join Belgian Thomas Detry and Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg in the halfway lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Scheffler hit eight birdies without a blemish on his card to sit at 11-under-par while battling a course wet from overnight rain.

The world number one said aside from the weather, it was “just another day”.

“Like on a lot of these back-to-front greens, it’s a big adjustment going from hitting a pitching wedge to hitting an eight iron to try to take off spin,” he said. “It’s little stuff like that you have to adjust to on the course.”

Detry failed to repeat his first day’s efforts of 63 at Spyglass Hill, shooting a two-under-par 70 at Pebble Beach while Aberg hit a seven-under 65 to join the leading trio.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy’s woes continued as he shot a 74 to finish one-over-par, while England’s Matt Fitzpatrick is four strokes off the pace after a 68.

Fellow Englishman Justin Rose is five-under-par after a 71 while Tommy Fleetwood hit a 72 to be two strokes further back in tied 44th.