Rory McIlroy takes two-shot lead in WGC-Mexico

MEXICO CITY MEXICO- MARCH 02 Jordan Spieth reacts after just missing a birdie putt on the first hole green during the first round of the World Golf Championships Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec

Not only that, a hole-in-one on a 232-yard par 3 to tie the lead.

We've already had so many hole-outs this week at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

"On the positive side, I had a lot of fun with my brother".

Rory McIlroy apparently plays dynamic golf when he's not at 100 percent.

At one under, Marcus Fraser is the leading Australian on day two, while Sam Brazel is two over for the tournament.

And the four-time major victor was ideally placed to fulfil his part of the bargain after a second round of 65 at Chapultepec Golf Club which left him two shots ahead of Phil Mickelson, Justin Thomas and England's Ross Fisher.

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Current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who must finish in the top three, and that includes not sharing third place if he's to stay atop of the rankings, birdied three of his closing four holes in a score of 66 to share fourth place on six under par. Andy Sullivan is a shot better off while Martin Kaymer, Matt Fitzpatrick, Joost Luiten and Lee Westwood are in strong positions for the weekend.

Mickelson, meanwhile, had to call his brother Tim out of the gallery on the fourth hole when regular caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay was unable to continue due to a stomach illness.

Thomas had a 66, and Mickelson and Fisher each shot 68.

"You can hit driver on every hole and with the altitude you can really try to overpower it", he said. "He's so fun to be around and he did a great job today". 6 and 7 to move to 7 under par.

"Look, I'm in a great position", said McIlroy, "but I felt like I could have been a few more ahead".

The Northern Irishman, who's been out with a rib problem since January, fought off a bout of food poisoning in the first round of the WGC- Mexico championship to come up with this wonder shot to take the lead in the second round.

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