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Kuchar tied for lead at PGA Mayakoba Classic in Mexico

Kuchar tied for lead at PGA Mayakoba Classic in Mexico

Kuchar birdied five of his opening six holes on his way to a second successive 64 at El Camaleon Golf Club to get to 14 under and pull clear of nearest challenger Cameron Champ.

SHOT OF THE DAY: Full disclosure - we don't know exactly how this shot played out, but we're going with Champ hitting 3-wood over the cave bunker because it's so nice to look at.

"I was just flowing, I just kind of felt in the zone, really".

Matt Kuchar came out in the afternoon wave and posted a second consecutive round of 7-under 64 to build a two-shot lead going into the weekend at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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"That was great", Kuchar said.

Kuchar reached the turn in 31 and started his back nine with another birdie, before holing a 35-foot bogey putt at the next after finding bushes off the tee and having to take a penalty drop.

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Champ victor at the Sanderson Farms Championship in MS, was in full control as he missed only two fairways for the second straight day.

"It's kind of nice to look back and know that I've won on every stage", said Hickcok, who was also a two-time victor on the Mackenzie Tour past year.

"If you're not driving it well, this course is extremely hard", said the seven-times PGA Tour victor.

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Seven players are at 11 under, including defending champion Patton Kizzire, past Mayakoba champion Brian Gay and Anirban Lahiri of India, who's played in the last two Presidents Cups, and New Zealand's Danny Lee.

The three-time major champion missed the cut in his final event of the year after a 69.

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