4-way tie in Masters after 36 holes

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Charley Hoffman saw his four-stroke lead disappear at the Masters, but he still owns a share of first at the midway point.

Hoffman followed Thursday's 7-under-par 65 with a 75 that leaves him 4 under for the tournament and even with Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler. Hoffman had enjoyed the largest Masters lead heading into a second round since 1955.

Fowler made the biggest climb among the co-leaders, shooting a 5-under 67. Pieters fired a 68 and Garcia signed for a 69.

William McGirt is alone in fifth at minus-2 following a 1-over 73. He's one shot better than 57-year-old Fred Couples, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Ryan Moore. Rose was tied with McGirt until a bogey on 18.

Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott are four strokes back.

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