Matthieu Pavon of France pushes ahead in the NBO Oman Open. leading by two shots after 36 holes at the Al Mouj Golf course.
Matthieu signed for a superb low round of the day, -7 under par 65 in the second round of the NBO Oman Open to lead the tournament by two shot at -11 under par;
“When you play bad on some courses and you are going back the next year or you have some bad memories, here is just the opposite.”
“I just have so many good memories so I’ll just try to surf on them.”
“It’s a lot of good memories that help.”
Mathew Southgate, England, is in second place, an average round today of -2 under 70 giving him a -9 under total;
“I think it’s a nice position to go into the weekend when you’re completely in love with the golf course and you’re probably going to be leading or there or thereabouts.”
“I think I’m playing the best golf of my life which is the goal because I look to just improve all the time.”
“I feel really in control of my swing and I feel a lot more level-headed playing a golf course like this where the scoring is not ridiculously low.”
“There are birdie chances but you’ve really got to hit good shots and that’s something that I’ve always enjoyed. I feel like I switch on a bit when it gets a bit tougher.”
Paul Waring, -1 under 71 today, and Chris Wood, -6 under 66, both from England, share third place at -8 under par.
An Open Championship winner and 2016 Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland, -5 under 67 today is in a group of nine players six shots off the lead at -1 under.