Xander Schauffele has moved to the top of the Phoenix Open leaderboard, following a superb second-round seven-under-par 64 on Friday.
The American, who already has four PGA Tour titles to his name, made a steady start on his front nine before exploding into life after the turn.
Schauffele went birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle before signing off with another birdie on the final hole. It had the 27-year-old make a significant climb up the leaderboard where he finished the day on 12 under par.
He will take a one-shot lead into Saturday’s moving day with Steve Stricker and Keegan Bradley in T2 on 11 under.
Birdie-Birdie-Birdie-Eagle for @XSchauffele on his last 4 holes.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 5, 2021
Brooks Koepka leads a big group of players on eight under par for the week and in T8, while Justin Thomas is just one stroke back.
South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen enjoyed a solid day out at TPC Scottsdale by carding a four-under-par 67 for his second round. It moved Oosthuizen up to six under for the week where he occupies a share of 21st spot.
Unfortunately Dylan Frittelli, Erik van Rooyen and Charl Schwartzel all missed the cut for the weekend.