|-11 B DeChambeau (United States); -ten B Koepka, C Morikawa, T Finau (United States); -9 D Berger (United States); -8 T Hatton (English), S Burns (United States)|
|Others selected: -7 R McIlroy (NI); -5 J Thomas (United States); -3 J Rose, M Fitzpatrick (English)|
Bryson DeChambeau clocked an impressive 64-of-eight under par to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
Northern Ireland’s overnight co-leader Rory McIlroy was under 71, allowing him to fall back four shots.
Americans Collin Morikawa, Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau all lead, while England’s Tyrrell Hatton is also in the eight-under par.
The 20-man invitational event features 17 of the world’s top 25 golfers.
DeChambeau’s charge came despite a double bogey at 16 at the Albany complex, responding to the next hole with his 10th birdie of the round to end the day in the lead.
“I just felt like I was playing golf well,” said the American.
“I was in control of the golf ball there so I had a lot of fun playing in the wind and making sure I got the right shots at the right time, missing in the right places.”
Quadruple major winner McIlroy, playing the event for the first time since 2013, traded two bogeys and two birdies before hitting the turn.
The 32-year-old, who was aiming for his third victory of the year after the PGA titles at Quail Hollow in May and the CJ Cup in suburban Las Vegas in October, then suffered a colorful comeback.
The world number eight birdied at 11 and 13 before being caught by a double bogey at 14 after birdieing the green.
McIlroy recovered with two birdies before releasing a shot on the last to sit seven under par heading into the weekend.
Hatton, meanwhile, is better off after achieving an eagle in the 15th par-five in a round of 67 that also saw six birdies and three bogeys.