Thomas Pieters of Belgium has the half-way lead in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Thomas chipped in for a birdie on his last hole to sign for a second round -7 under par 65, and lead the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship by one shot at -12 under par;
“We have a decent game plan, I’ve done well here in the past and it suits me.”
“We hit driver wherever we can and the rest of it, it’s good ball-striking and going at a couple flags with wedges when you have them that you need to do that.”
“It was nice to hole one on the last after two terrible shots. But the rest of it was decent today. Ball-striking was good.”
“I hit most of the middle of the greens. If I had a wedge, I went at the flag and I think I got up-and-down or made birdie with a wedge in my hand three or four times.”
“It wasn’t really that fancy today but a very good round.”
Jorge Campillo, Spain, shot -8 under par 64 to move into second place at -11 under par;
“It was perfect , no wind, the greens are perfect, and every time I look up, everyone is making a putt.”
“The rough is a little lower than normally. I mean, it’s perfect to shoot low. You still have to do it but it’s a great day to play golf.”
Three players are tied in third place at -10 under par, 1st round leader and defending Champion Tommy Fleetwood, -4 under 68 today, Ross Fisher, -5 under 67, both from England, and Alex Levy, France, with -7 under 65.
Rory McIlroy , Northern Ireland, -6 under 66 today is in of a four-way tie at -9 under, while World Number One Dustin Johnson, USA, a shot further back at -8 under after shooting that score in his second round 64.