Scottie Scheffler's consecutive under-par rounds streak ends at 28, with 2-foot missed putt
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Scottie Scheffler’s consecutive under-par rounds streak ends at 28, with 2-foot missed putt

A photo of golfer Scottie Scheffler AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 27: Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays his shot from the first tee in his finals match against Kevin Kisner of the United States on the final day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 27, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Scottie Scheffler's impressive PGA Tour under-par rounds streak ended on Friday in the second round of the 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open, after the world No. 1 missed a 2-foot putt on the final hole.

Scheffler shot even-par 70 in the second round, ending a streak of under-par rounds at 28 and leaving him four shots off the lead of defending tournament champion Tony Finau at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston.

The streak came to a halt after Scheffler made a double-bogey six on the closing hole of his round, three-putting from 6 feet to go from 2 under on the round to even. Scheffler's two-round total put him on 5-under 135.

"Yeah, frustrating lapse in judgment there,” Scheffler said.

“You never really know what's going to be up there around the cup on 18. Yeah, just hit something and knocked the second one offline. Felt like I hit a good putt on the first one, maybe went just barely through the break, so obviously it was a bit frustrating hitting a good putt and it not going in. Second one I guess just hit a little fast and didn't see a spike mark there.”

Akshay Bhatia previously held the PGA Tour record of consecutive under-par rounds (27) before Scheffler passed it on Thursday with an opening 65. Jin Young Ko holds the major professional tour record with 34 straight under-par rounds on the LPGA through the early portion of the 2022 season.

Tiger Woods holds the PGA Tour record of consecutive rounds at par or better (52), set across the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Scheffler’s current streak of rounds at par or better is now at 29 after the Friday round.

Scoring conditions were particularly difficult on Friday afternoon, hours after Finau shot a course-record 62 in the morning wave. The Texas native recognized that the conditions might well have played a role in that three-putt.

“If you took an average wind speed, it probably wouldn't have been that crazy, but when it's gusting from 10 to 30 (mph) all day, it makes everything you're doing out there pretty challenging,” he said after the round.

“I think that's why sometimes you see stuff like that happen on 18, that's mental fatigue, that's really all that is, just a lapse in judgment. … I did my best to get some rest last week. I feel rested right now. I'm obviously a touch frustrated with how I finished, but overall I'm still in the middle of the tournament.”

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