McIlroy feeling better and takes 2-shot lead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) Rory McIlroy holed out from the 14th fairway for eagle on his way to a 6-under 65 on Friday to build a two-shot lead at the 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 his first tournament in seven weeks because of a rib injury, McIlroy made six birdies and an eagle. He missed a 3-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 Mickelson, on his bag because his regular caddie fell ill.

McIlroy was at 9-under 133. Dustin Johnson shot 66 and was three shots behind.

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