Sharma upstages big names to take halfway lead in Mexico

There is a field of 64 in Mexico

Defending champion Johnson is four strokes off the pace at the halfway stage of the exclusive event, while three-time major victor Spieth is two shots further back.

Those wins have put Sharma top of the European Tour's Race to Dubai, while he has also risen to 75th in the official world golf ranking.

Sharma said the key to his good play had been adjusting to the yardage difference in play at the Club de Golf Chapultepec which is 7,500 feet above sea level.

Already twice a victor this season on the European Tour, the 21-year-old said, 'I'm really pleased with the way I played.

Sharma overcame a pair of three-putt bogeys early in his round and was at 11-under 131.

Paisley opened with back-to-back birdies and added two more at the fifth and sixth, seizing a share of the lead on five-under with a birdie at the 10th, where he rolled in a 10-footer. "I expected to play well", the 21-year-old told Golf Channel.

"In the past four months, my life has totally changed". Obviously, the final destination for me is the PGA TOUR. "Just playing well here this week will get me closer to my dream and just looking forward to it".

He said he had misjudged the distances of some of his iron shots in the thin air, but not enough to cost him a bogey.

Schauffele goes into the weekend bogey-free after the 24-year-old carded three birdies in a 68. Johnson saw a video of someone analyzing his swing, and it made him realize his right arm was not in the right position.

"I have a lot of confidence going into the weekend", Johnson said.

Two-time champion Dustin Johnson started the day five shots back, but a nice front nine-which included two birdies and an eagle-got him back in the thick of things. He leaves Sunday night for NY and then to New Delhi, where he plays the Hero Indian Open on his home course. I just try and not think of anything before I start. "But I'm very happy with the way I've managed myself and just looking forward to the next two days".

Former world number one Spieth posted a second-round 67 and the American star said: "You feel like you need to make a lot of birdies, but I believe [the winning score] will be somewhere around that again, around 14 under again".

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