Matthew Wolff was on the verge of building a big lead Friday at Mayakoba until a pair of late bogeys forced him to settle for a 3-under 68 and a two-shot lead over fast-closing Scottie Scheffler in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.

Second-Round Leaderboard

Matthew Wolff 
Scottie Scheffler 
Viktor Hovland
Carlos Ortiz

Leading Asian Scores
Anirban Lahiri
C.T. Pan 

61-68—129 (-13)
67-64—131 (-11)
67-65—132 (-10)
67-65—132 (-10)


67-66 – 133 (-9, T5)
69-68 – 137 (-5, T41)

Things to Know

  • After tying his career-low score and course record of 61 in round one, Matthew Wolff follows with a 3-under 68 to claim his first 36-hole lead on TOUR; this week marks his first start in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba 
  • Scottie Scheffler birdies five consecutive holes on his inward nine to close in on his first career PGA TOUR title
  • In bid to become the first player to successfully defend a World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba title (2007), Viktor Hovland heads into the weekend T3 at 10-under 132
  • Guadalajara native Carlos Ortiz birdies five of his last eight holes in bid for third consecutive top-10 finish in the event
  • After making nine opening pars from the 10thAnirban Lahiri birdies Hole Nos. 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8 for a second round 66 to move up to T5, four off the pace. He is searching for his career first TOUR win in his 145th start and first top-10 of the season. Previous finishes at Mayakoba T10/2018, T14/2017, T28/2016. Missed two cuts in three starts so far this season and finished 64th at Shriners Children’s Open

Matthew Wolff (1st/-13)

  • After tying the course record and his career-low score of 10-under 61 in round one, bogeyed two of his last three holes, Nos. 16 and 18, to get in with a 3-under 68 in round two; is making his first start in the event  
  • First occasion to sit higher than T3 after 36 holes on TOUR
  • Hit 11-of-14 fairways, 16-of-18 greens in regulation in each of the first two rounds
  • Making his third start of the season, comes off a solo-second most recently at the Shriners Children’s Open
  • Seeks a second career PGA TOUR title in his 52nd TOUR start (2019 3M Open)
  • Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for a third consecutive season in 2020-21; ended his season at No. 71 in the standings

Scottie Scheffler (2nd/-11)

  • Reeled off five consecutive birdies on his inward nine (Nos. 4-8) en route to a bogey-free 7-under 64
  • One of two players who remain bogey-free through 36 holes (Bill Haas)
  • Making his second start in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (T18/2019)
  • In two previous starts this season, missed the cut at the Shriners Children’s Open and finished T38 most recently at THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT
  • Seeks his first career PGA TOUR title in his 66th start this week; best finish is solo-second at the 2021 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

Additional Notes

  • Guadalajara native Carlos Ortiz (T3/-10) birdied five of his last eight holes in search of a third straight top-10 finish in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (T2/2019, T8/2020); making his eighth consecutive start in the event  
  • Viktor Hovland (T3/-10) offset a double-bogey with eight birdies to post a 6-under 65 as he seeks to become the first player to successfully defend his World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba; with a win this week, would become the first player on the PGA TOUR to successfully defend his title since Brooks Koepka at the 2019 PGA Championship
  • In search of his first top-10 finish since the 2019 John Deere Classic (T10), 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas (T5/-9) is one of two players who remain bogey-free through 36 holes (Scottie Scheffler); seeks a seventh career TOUR title and first since The American Express in 2015  
  • After a solo-second at last year’s World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Aaron Wise (T5/-9) followed an 8-under 63 in round one with a 1-under 70 which included four birdies, an eagle, three bogeys and a double bogey; seeks a third straight top-10 finish this season (Shriners Children’s Open/T8, THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT/T5); seeks a second career PGA TOUR (2018 AT&T Byron Nelson)
  • 2017 FedExCup champion Justin Thomas (T5/-9) made seven birdies and one bogey, good for a 6-under 65; in two previous starts at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, finished T23 in 2014 and T12 last season
  • Mexico’s first Presidents Cup participant (2019) and winner of the 2021 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Abraham Ancer (T28/-6) opened his seventh consecutive World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba with a pair of 3-under 68s; seeks a third top-10 finish in the event (T9/2017, T8/2019); comes off a T12 showing at Mayakoba last year  
  • There are 11 Latin American players in this week’s field: Mexico (5) – Carlos Ortiz (-10), Abraham Ancer (-6), Roberto Diaz (-6), Juan Carlos Benitez (MC), Juan Diego Fernandez (MC); Argentina (1) – Emiliano Grillo (MC); Chile (2) – Joaquin Niemann (-7), Mito Pereira (MC);Colombia (2) – Camilo Villegas (MC) and Monday qualifier Camilo Aguado (MC); Venezuela (1) – Jhonattan Vegas (-3)
  • Kelly Kraft withdrew during round two (illness)

Course Statistics

Toughest Hole

R1: Par-4 16th (4.106)
R2: Par-4 16th (4.443)

Easiest Hole   

Par-5 13th (4.356)
Par-5 13th (4.344)

Scoring Averages

Front Nine

R1:         34.591
R2:         34.504 

Back Nine

34.689 
34.611  

Total

69.280
69.115 

Cumulative


69.198

Bogey-Free Rounds

R1 (9): Matthew Wolff (61), Billy Horschel (64), Sergio Garcia (65), Bill Haas (65), Adam Long (66), Stephan Jaeger (67), Scottie Scheffler (67), Aaron Rai (67), Nick Taylor (67) 

R2 (13): Garrick Higgo (63), Ryan Palmer (64), Scottie Scheffler (64), Roberto Diaz (65), Brian Gay (66), Anirban Lahiri (66), Matt Kuchar (66), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (68), Bill Haas (68), Lucas Herbert (68), Denny McCarthy (68), Andrew Landry (68), J.J. Spaun (68)

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