8 Apr 2017

Rickie Fowler tied for top spot at Masters

2:55 pm on 8 April 2017

There's a four way tie for the lead after the second round of the US Golf Masters in Augusta.

Rickie Fowler of the United States (left) watches the tee shot of Sergio Garcia of Spain during the BMW Championship.

Rickie Fowler of the United States (left) and Sergio Garcia of Spain during the BMW Championship tour event. Photo: AFP

Rickie Fowler, Spain's Sergio Garcia and Belgian young gun Thomas Pieters have all caught up with Charley Hoffman at four under.

World number eight Fowler and number eleven Garcia surged up the leaderboard in a thrilling second round at Augusta National today.

Fowler has an impressive record in golf's big tournaments without lifting a trophy.

He has had two runner-up finishes in six top-10s from 28 majors he's contested.

He said closing out a four-shout lead to win the US PGA Tour's Honda Classic in February has him in good stead for a Masters charge.

"Being in contention and getting the job done at Honda just recently and playing well in these last few events has taught me to stick to my game plan," said Fowler.

"I'm hoping to continue the good play. So he's going to have to play nice tomorrow and we'll get that Sunday pairing."

William McGirt sits at two under, Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose shares sixth with young Spanish star Jon Rahm , Ryan Moore and Fred Couples at one-under.