Thomas Aiken

Golf roundup: Rory McIlroy leads Mexico Championship, Phil Mickelson two shots back

Golf roundup: Rory McIlroy leads Mexico Championship, Phil Mickelson two shots back

Rory McIlroy holed out from the 14th fairway for eagle on his way to a six-under-par 65 on Friday to build a two-shot lead at the WGC Mexico Championship.

McIlroy got 14 hours of sleep to help overcome a stomach virus and said he was feeling better.

His game looked better than ever in the World Golf Championships event.

In his first tournament in seven weeks because of a rib injury, McIlroy made six birdies and an eagle. He missed a three-foot birdie on the last hole, but still led by two over Phil Mickelson, Justin Thomas and Ross Fisher. Thomas had a 66, and Mickelson and Fisher each shot 68.

Mickelson played the final 15 holes with his brother, Tim...

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