"Dennis and I were starting our Augusta prep, as well as Players Championship next week and the [World Golf Championships] Match Play before Augusta", Leishman said. Those playing in the afternoon, such as Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed, faced a much stronger wind.
All failed birdie attempts from inside 12 feet in the sixth and seventh, but made peace by holing a foot of 30 feet in the eighth to take the lead, before closing his card free of imperfections with a pair of two puts long range. 'I sort of had a bit of good pep in my step going to the first tee, and then I played some great golf after that'.
"So Mexico was frustrating because I started well and then just couldn't get the best out of myself for the final three days, where I'm a little more comfortable on this golf course, comfortable with this style of play, and a little more comfortable on the greens".
McIlroy was never in any big trouble the rest of the way and rarely had birdie attempts outside 15 feet.
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland holed a 23-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to shoot 68 and is in a tie for fifth with Tyrrell Hatton of England, Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa, Sam Burns, Brendon Todd and Keith Mitchell.
His caddie, Harry Diamond, told him it was his best shot of the year. Day (74) is two over, while Jones (75) is three over and Scott (77) five over.
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"Harry [Diamond, his caddie] said that's the best shot I've hit all year", McIlroy said.
Rory McIlroy produced an impressive back nine at Bay Hill on Thursday, yet it is another former victor in Matt Every who leads the way.
McIlroy was among 10 players who shots in the 60s in the morning.
Molinari, 37, has not won an event since a year ago at Bay Hill. He had seven birdies in the first round and zero bogeys, but followed it with one birdie, four bogeys and four double bogeys.
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