15 Mar 2009

Mickelson surges two shots clear as Woods toils

7:27 am on 15 March 2009

The world number three Phil Mickelson is two shots clear after firing a six-under-par 66 in the second round of the WGC-CA Championship at Doral in Florida.

He leads by two strokes from Nick Watney, who carded a bogey-free 67 with another American Kenny Perry and the British teenager Rory McIlroy tied for third, three off the pace.

Tiger Woods, playing his first strokeplay event after his eight-month layoff for knee surgery, returned a 70 for 141.


The world number one says he's feeling a lot better than he did at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona two weeks ago.