The Latest: Oh yes, Sergio! Garcia tied for Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the second round of the Masters on Friday (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Sergio Garcia rallied from six shots behind when the day began to move into a tie for the top at the Masters.

Garcia had six birdies on the way to a 69 and was tied with first-round leader Charley Hoffman midway through the second round Friday. The duo was two shots in front of William McGirt and Rickie Fowler.

McGirt shot a 73 while Fowler still had 11 holes left to play.

Garcia had a chance to take the lead alone, but he missed a 6-foot putt for birdie on the 18th green.

Hoffman held a four-shot lead after Thursday, the biggest Masters’ advantage after one round in 62 years. But like Jack Burke Jr. who in 1955 followed his 67 with a 76, Hoffman also could not build on his hot start, shooting a 3-over 75 after his opening 65.


2:55 p.m.

For a while, it looked like Sergio Garcia’s chances at winning the Masters had taken a major hit.

The tournament’s internal scoring…

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