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Guthrie grabs lead after McIlroy withdraws

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Well after World No. 1 Rory McIlroy had withdrawn from the Honda Classic during the second round with a toothache, unheraled American Luke Guthrie took the lead of the US PGA event. 

World number one and defending champion, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the 17th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic on March 1, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. McIlroy withdrew from the US PGA Honda Classic during his second round on Friday, saying he was struggling due to pain from a sore wisdom tooth.

Guthrie fired a bogey-free 63, seven-under par, to grab a one-stroke lead over countryman Michael Thompson on nine-under 131 after 36 holes of the $6 million tournament on a day when McIlroy's walkout stole the major attention.

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