McIlroy still in contention to make the cut at Bay Hill
World number three Rory McIlroy is on course to make the halfway cut of the Arnold Palmer Invitational after adding a 71 to his opening round of 74 at Bay Hill.
Making just his third start of 2017 due to a rib injury, McIlroy bogeyed his first two holes after a wild tee shot on the 10th and another errant drive on the next, but bounced back with a birdie on the 12th and an eagle on the 16th.
The four-time major winner had been unhappy with his approach to the par five after a 326-yard drive, but holed from 30 feet to get under par for the day.
However, the 27-year-old promptly found water with his tee shot on the 17th to give both shots back, before completing an eventful nine holes with a birdie on the 18th.
The front nine was a more sedate affair as McIlroy recorded a solitary birdie and eight pars to finish two shots inside the projected cut.
Elsewhere, England's Matt Fitzpatrick remained firmly in contention to add a first PGA Tour title to his impressive CV on day two.
Fitzpatrick shared the overnight lead at Bay Hill and added a second round of 69 to his opening 67 to reach halfway at eight under par, two behind clubhouse leader Charley Hoffman.
Paul Casey was four shots further back after a 72 while Graeme McDowell was one under par after also shooting 71.