Published: Sun, March 10, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Mickelson fights fence at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Mickelson fights fence at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tommy Fleetwood used two new clubs to make two eagles on his way to a 6-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Keegan Bradley going into the weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Cabrera-Bello - a three-time European Tour victor but seeking his maiden PGA Tour crown - started his day with birdies on four of his first six holes to jump out to an early lead.

He was two ahead of overnight leader Rafa Cabrera Bello while Graeme McDowell has just started his second round. "But, listen, I'm focusing really on the big picture right now".

Leishman was pleased his scorecard had just one bogey, with three birdies ensuring he is still not out of the race going into the third round.

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As tough as the shot was, Mickelson more than made up for it with seven birdies to go with the double-bogey and another bogey, as well. I think it's a course with many, many daunting shots.

"My back was sore when I was practicing from Tuesday to Saturday, and I was going to practice on Sunday, but I woke up and couldn't really walk or sit in the vehicle, " said Day, who has a history of back issues. I'm kind of the opinion that good golf will take care of the things that I want to take care of. The group another shot back included Masters champions Patrick Reed and Bubba Watson, and Eddie Pepperell, who is playing a regular PGA Tour event for the first time and got caught with his trousers up.

Off camera, you can hear Hatton's caddie say, "No".

2015 PGA Championship victor Jason Day was forced to withdraw after six holes with a back injury.

"I saw a physio here (in Orlando) and tried to do as much work as I possibly could to get ready for this week", the world number 11 said.

Second-ranked Justin Rose of England is tied for 33rd at 71, defending champion and sixth-ranked Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland totaled 72 and is tied for 49th, seventh-ranked Rickie Fowler of Murrieta finished at 74 and is in a tie for 72nd that includes third-ranked Brooks Koepka, and fifth-ranked Bryson DeChambeau is tied for 85th at 75.

The Mount Juliet golfer eagled the 18th to race to the turn in four-under 32 and move into the top-10 on five-under.

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