10 Mar 2012

Bubba in front at Doral

1:04 pm on 10 March 2012

The American golfer Bubba Watson has charged into a one-shot lead in the second round of the WGC Championship at Doral, with a spectacular 10 under par 62 that got off to a roaring start.

Tiger Woods started the day six shots back of overnight leaders Adam Scott and Jason Dufner and, despite a bogey-free 67, was seven strokes off the lead.

World number one Rory McIlroy was 10 strokes behind Watson after a three-under 69, failing to make the most of a solid eagle-birdie start.

Watson, who started on the 10th hole, quickly tamed the TPC Blue Monster course to equal the lowest round of his career with birdies on five of his opening seven holes before grabbing the outright lead with an eagle on the par-five eighth.

Despite carding nine birdies, one eagle and a bogey to equal the lowest round of his career, the big-hitting left-hander said he did not feel comfortable on the Doral course.