Rory McIlroy posts five-putt double-bogey at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro

Hossler, who played the par-72 Spyglass Hill, had five birdies in a five-under 67 that put him on 12-under as well.

They were two shots ahead to par on Julian Suri (67 at Monterey Peninsula) and Troy Merritt (67 at Spyglass Hill).

Mickelson, 47, shot a bogey-free 65 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club - one of the three courses used in the tournament rotation - to move into contention for his first victory since capturing The Open in 2013. He followed his lone bogey of the day with back-to-back birdies at 16 and 17, and picked up three more birdies coming in.

Johnson has made a fine start to this year, winning the Tournament of Champions before a top-10 finish at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Rory McIlroy says he is comfortable with his current game.

His runner-up spot in Dubai came after he blew a two-shot lead down the stretch to give China's Li Haotong the biggest win of his career.However McIlroy said simply being in position to win had been encouraging. "It's probably the first time, too, I think we have ever played over there with nice weather".




The Northern Irish star has enjoyed a solid start to the year, finishing in a tie for third at the Abu Dhabi Championship last month before a second place at the Dubai Desert Classic.McIlroy, who returned to the top 10 last month after failing to win an event last year for the first time in almost a decade, said he had taken positives from recent results.

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am wraps up on Sunday.

"Just a lot going on there, so I was glad to get out of there with a five", Hossler said.

The pro-am event sees the professionals and their partners also playing a round at Monterey Peninsula before the final day's action takes place at the famous Pebble Beach public links.

Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy, playing the tournament for the first time, was five-under for the tournament through 13 holes of the second round when disaster struck at Monterey Peninsula's driveable par-four fifth - his 14th hole of the day.

After nearly driving the green, the Northern Irishman used his putter from the fringe and stroked the ball to within six feet of the cup, from where he took four putts and probably ended his hopes in the tournament in a matter of seconds.

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