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Friday, 22 February 2019
Tommy Fleetwood  (Getty Images)
Tommy Fleetwood (Getty Images)

Tommy Fleetwood needed just four shots to play his first two holes as he made a spectacular start to round two at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

The 2017 Race to Dubai Champion had carded a 70 on day one at Chapultepec Golf Club to sit seven shots off the lead but the first eagle-eagle start for ten years on the European Tour sent him rocketing up the leaderboard.

Fleetwood drove the green at the par four first and holed from 19 feet before coming up just short of the green at the 387 yard par four second.

The Englishman holed his pitch from 39 yards to get to four under on his round and move right into contention for his first World Golf Championships title.

The last player to start a round eagle-eagle was Sean O'Hair at this event in 2009, the American beginning his week with a three on the par five first and following it with a two at Trump National Doral.

Fleetwood added birdies on the eighth, 11th and 15th as he matched the lowest round of the day with a 65 to get within four of the lead heading into the weekend.

"It was a good start," he said. "Very nice to get off to a fast start like that and then you just have to keep pushing on then, really. You've got yourself back into a good position.

"It's perfect, something to build on is always nice, so eagle-eagle is just about the right way to do it."

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T3POULTER, IanENG18-11
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