Masters 2017: Charley Hoffman makes three straight bogeys to tighten leaderboard

Hoffman had a four-shot lead heading into the second round.

Charley Hoffman showed his first signs of nerves during Friday's second round at the Masters.

Hoffman, astaple on the PGA Tour, took his first overnight lead at a major Thursday when he shot a 7-under 65 to take a four-shot lead after Round 1.

Hoffman then birdied the par-5 second hole Friday to momentarily jump out to a five-shot lead. Then the wheels started falling off a bit.

Starting with the par-3 sixth hole, Hoffman made three straight bogeys to fall back to 5 under. Sergio Garcia, who was 2 under through his first seven holes, was just two shots back.

After battling through 35 mph winds Thursday, players must think Friday's 25 mph wind gusts are a walk in the park. Yet, the swirling breezes still present a challenge, and playing with the lead in a major championship is never easy.

Stay tuned, folks. This tournament is starting to get interesting.

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