After taking a month off, it would be unfair to expect him to continue that roll in his season debut, but Fowler appears destined for another high finish in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Rodgers was at 11 under with three holes remaining in the second round at El Camaleon Golf Club.
Fowler, 28, was dialed in early, knocking his approach inside five feet at the par-4 third and converting for birdie, then adding another birdie at the par-5 fifth.
Two-times US Open victor Retief Goosen carded a 66 that left him in a group of six sharing fifth place.The 48-year-old South African looked more like the player that earned seven PGA Tour titles rather than the one that has struggled to put together a string of good results.His last win on the Tour came back in 2009.Defending champion Pat Perez was five shots off the lead in a share of 11th after mixing seven birdies with three bogeys for a four-under-par 67. John Huh, the 2012 tournament victor, also carded a 67.
Rickie Fowler was just one stroke off the lead when play was suspended due to darkness on day two of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
The leader in the clubhouse at 10-under 132 is Patton Kizzire, who followed up his first-round 62 with a much quieter one-under 70 on Friday.
Fowler, who opened with a confident 65 in his first start of the new PGA Tour season, cruised to the turn in 33 and picked up further shots at the 10th and 13th before carding his first bogey of the tournament at the next after finding water off the tee.
Taylor had five birdies and an eagle in his bogey-free round to grab sole possession of second place.
Martin Piller could be one to watch Saturday morning when the second round resumes. Eleven players are at six under, including Retief Goosen and Beau Hossler, who each completed their second round.