Garcia And Molinari Share Lead In Dubai At -9 !
Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari are leading the DP World Tour Championship after both shooting 67 to follow their 68 yesterday and sit at -9 after round 2 at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Garcia said: “I felt like I was swinging the club really well,” and Molinari added: “I’m happy, it was another good day.”
Both players started today 2 shots behind overnight leader Lee Westwood and reeled him in quickly with good starts. Westwood responded with a late charge making birdies on 14 and 16, but made a bogey on the last to finish at -8, one shot behind.
Molinari who won his home Italian Open in September is looking for his second win this season, while Spaniard Garcia and Brit Westwood are looking for their first Tour wins since 2014.
Tyrrell Hatton was fired up and came back in 31 to shoot 66 and equal the low round of the week and finish in the the group with Joost Luiten, Charl Schwartzel and Bernd Wiesberger at -7.
Henrik Stenson is still in the front seat of the Race to Dubai after shooting 69 and finishing at -3, 1 shot behind Alex Noren who shot 69 and needs to finish in the top 2 and a faltering Stenson if he is to take the Number One spot. Danny Willett shot 70 to finish at -3, while defending champion Rory McIlroy shot 68 to take him to -1. Seven were tied at -7 for the lead before Garcia, Molinari and Westwood started to pull away.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger made 2 eagles and a birdie in his last five holes to shoot 67 and finish at -7 together with Dutchman Joost Luiten who shot 69 with no bogeys in the first 2 rounds and Charl Schwartzel and Tyrell Hatton.
Nicolas Colsaerts and Matthew Fitzpatrick are at -6. Martin Kaymer shot 74 to finish at +2.
Martin Kaymer shot 74 to finish at +2.
So all to play for going into the weekend and lots more great golf to come.