Graeme McDowell made seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch Friday and shot an eight-under-par 63 to take a one-shot lead in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
McDowell closed out the back nine with three straight birdies, made a bogey on No. 1, and then bounced back with four straight birdies in the morning. He has played the first hole at El Camaleon Golf Club in three over for two days.
Derek Fathauer made four birdies over his last seven holes for a 66 to get within one shot of McDowell.
McDowell was at 12-under 130. He typically plays the European Tour as it concludes the Race to Dubai, but the 36-year-old from Northern Ireland had such a...