Mar 4th, 2017

Rory McIlroy leads Phil Mickelson at WGC

I should Mexi-co-co

Rory McIlroy has shrugged aside illness, sore ribs (he's been out for 7 weeks!) and a whole load of Trumpery to take the half way lead at the WGC in Mexico.

Rors is -9 nine under and the highlight of his round was a stunning hole-out-for-eagle from 150 yards at the par 4 14th hole.

On-fire Justin Thomas and Phil Mickelson are two shots back, alongside round one leader Ross Fisher.

Rory McIlroy leads Phil Mickelson at WGC

"Trump? Not bad for a lad with a runway for hair..."

A stellar leader board also features Dustin Johnson and Andy Sullivan at --5, with Tyrrell Hatton continuing his excellent 'USA' form one shot back at -4.

Lee Westwood could not improve on his joint overnight leader status, carding an even round of 71 to stay -4.

"I'm in a great position," said Rors after a round that also included bogeys at 12 and 17. "Mind you, I felt like I could have been a few more ahead."

Rory McIlroy leads Phil Mickelson at WGCPhil Mickelson rocking it with the new Callaway GBB Epic driver

Olympic champion Justin Rose (He's never going to get tired of hearing that!  Ed) is evens while Jordan Spieth is +1.

Masters champ Danny Willett (He won't get tired of hearing that either! – Ed) is not faring so well, however, and currently lies way back at +6 (He might get tired of hearing that... – Interfering Too Much Now Ed).

It's going to be one hell of a moving day.


Rory McIlroy leads Phil Mickelson at WGC

TAGS: Players, WGC, FedEx Cup