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Akshay and Sahith make the cut as Scheffler leads alongside two others, while Woods continues to break records at Augusta

Indian-Americans Akshay Bhatia and Sahith Theegala battle tough conditions at the Masters to make the 36-hole cut. Bhatia, fresh off a win at the Valero Texas Open, sits T-30 while Theegala is T-35, despite a triple bogey. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler shares the lead with Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa at 6-under.

Nicolai Hojgaard, Cam Davis, and Collin Morikawa are also in contention, with Ludvig Aberg shining with a 69 to be 2-under after two rounds. Tiger Woods makes his 24th consecutive cut at Augusta, just seven back of the leaders. Byeong Hun An fights the wind to stay close to the top, while others struggle.

The windy conditions prove challenging as only eight players finish under par and eight others shoot 80 or worse. Viktor Hovland misses the cut at 6-over, while Asian golfer Byeong Hun An remains in the hunt for his first PGA Tour victory. Hideki Matsuyama makes the cut, but Ryo Hisatsune and Sungjae Im fail to advance.

Scheffler and Woods acknowledge the difficulty of navigating the course in the strong winds. Bhatia reflects on the tough conditions, emphasizing the importance of hitting the right spots on the course. Theegala admits to thinking about the cut but remains focused on the tournament.

Rory McIlroy struggles with no birdies in his round, while defending champion Jon Rahm fights back to make the cut. Known names like Matsuyama, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, and Phil Mickelson also make the cut. However, big names like Brian Harman, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, and Dustin Johnson miss out on the weekend rounds.

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