Scheffler's record-breaking streak ends in Houston

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Scottie Scheffler's record-breaking streak of 28 consecutive rounds under par on the PGA Tour came to an end at the Houston Open.

The world number one missed a simple putt on the 18th hole at Memorial Park to end his second round on a double bogey and card a level-par 70.

The American, who is four behind leader Tony Finau, was asked by reporters if his miss was down to a "mental lapse".

"No, I do that all the time," said Scheffler.

"You watch me a lot, that happens a lot to me. You never really know what's going to be up there around the cup on 18. I felt like I hit a good putt on the first one, but the second one I guess just hit a little fast and didn't see a spike mark there."

While Scheffler's streak is over, his hopes of matching Tiger Woods' record of 52 consecutive rounds at par or better remain alive.

Finau, who carded a course-record 62 on Friday, has a two-shot lead over Alejandro Tosti in Texas.

Scheffler, 27, is hoping to win his third PGA title in a row.

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