Cabrera Bello Leads At Bay Hill After First Day

Phil Mickelson hits out of a bunker onto the second green during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday

Cabrera Bello bounced back from an opening bogey with birdies on four of the next five holes, and then added four birdies on the first six holes of the back nine.

Tommy Fleetwood set the early pace and American Keegan Bradley played catch-up as they soared to a share of a four-stroke lead in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Friday. "I know how nice and tough the course is and I think it's a course with many, many daunting shots".

Former world number one Jason Day lasted less than seven holes before withdrawing due to back problems. "It seemed like I was hitting it good yesterday, didn't quite feel like I was in the same groove this morning in the warmup, and yeah, I still have to fight a little bit out there".

Mickelson then took a drop and eventually wracked up a double bogey but in typical lefty style still managed to shoot 68 and head to the second round T3.

"Well, I hit it solid, so I actually thought it was going to get on the green because - yeah, that fence seemed to stop the ball", Mickelson said.

Phil Mickelson was back at Bay Hill for the first time in six years and was entertaining as ever. The Slieve Russell star (24) found her putting touch and made five birdies in a three-under-par 69, leaving her just six strokes behind leader Allison Emrey on two-under.

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Elsewhere Thursday, reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed was five shots off the lead in 15th place after a two-under-par 70. "But, unfortunately, it didn't, so I had to pull out", said Day, who was two-over when he withdrew.

Saunders had a 73 and was along for the ride with Cabrera Bello, who capped off his round with a 10-foot par putt.

Day said he still aims to recover in time for next week's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. "Obviously, playing at Bay Hill with him I know how special this event is for all of us, I can only imagine how special it is for him".

McDowell was among the first tournament ambassadors after Palmer died as a longtime supporter at Bay Hill. "It just wasn't going to work out".

"Whether it was Mexico, Riviera or Torrey Pines, I left happy with where my game was even though I didn't win", McIlroy said.

Day told the PGA Tour that he had an MRI on Monday that revealed he has a tear in a disk in his lower back.

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