Bubba Watson takes one shot lead in Miami

Bubba Watson carded a stunning 10-under-par 62 to take a one-shot lead from Justin Rose at the halfway point of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami.

The American left-hander, who began the day in a tie for 13th, raced through the field to card the second lowest ever score over Doral’s Blue Monster course.

Watson’s round included an eagle, nine birdies and a solitary bogey and his nearest challenger at the half-way stage is Rose, who was his playing partner for the opening two rounds.

The 31-year-old Englishman posted a second round 64 and despite being slightly wayward off the tee needed just 23 putts for the second day in a row.

Between them Watson and Rose had an eagle and 17 birdies, the American’s six-foot putt for a three at the long eighth – their 17th – settling their battle for supremacy.

“That was a fun round. We fed off each other’s energy,” said Rose. “I don’t know whether they rolled the greens after the rain, but they rolled so smoothly.”

Australian Adam Scott is a shot further back on 10-under after adding a 68 to his opening 66

New world number one Rory McIlroy is 10 strokes off the pace following a second round 69 that yielded three bogeys.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods is seven adrift after a solid bogey-free 67 that left him tied-for-15th.

However, the day belonged to Watson whose 62 has only ever been bettered once before – a 61 by Stephen Ames 12 years ago.