Matt Wallace of England has the half-way lead at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, at Jumeirah Golf Estates.Matt / getty
Matt has a one shot lead after 36 holes of the DP World Tour Championship scoring a bogey free second round -7 under par 65 to post a -11 under tournament total;
“That’s up there with one of the best this year.”
“I’m playing with freedom now and trying to place as high as I possibly can come the back nine holes on Sunday and then that’s when I normally will try and kick in and want to win a tournament, depending on where I am.”
“I’ve been in this situation before, just not in this sort of tournament.”
“The best players are out there in the world and I just want to compete and see where my game is at against them.”
Tied in second place at -10 under are Jordan Smith, England, -4 under par 68 today, Adrian Otaegui, Spain, -4 under, and Danny Willett, England with his second consecutive round of -5 under 67.
Danny is feeling good.
“It’s nice, I’ve said it all year, really, since everything has been good.”
Jordan is enjoying life at the top;
“It’s a new situation for me in this tournament.”
“I’ll go and enjoy it like I have the last couple of days and see what happens.”
Adrian is playing well and is in position to challenge;
“I played really good golf and gave myself more birdie chances.”
“Conditions were quite tough at the end with the wind picking up, so four under is a good round for the second round.”
The two top contenders for the Race to Dubai title, Francesco Molinari, Italy, and Tommy Fleetwood, England, have their own battle to sort out, and at the moment defending champion Tommy has the edge, currently T6 at -8 under par after his -5 under 67 today. Francesco carded a +1 over 73 today to slip back into a tie for 27th place at -3 under for the tournament.
Tommy is pretty clear on what he has to do;
“There’s so many different things going on but the situation is pretty black and white, just keep going and just put everything into it for another two days.”