Oct 16th, 2015
Portugal Masters Day 2
Words: The Brigadier Photography: Getty Images
This was Andy Sullivan’s day without a shadow of a doubt. He blazed it up again with another -7 under 64, that included three birdies on the front nine and four on the back nine, and not a single dropped shot.
Sullivan is now leading by four clear shots, and has already achieved the 14 under par mark, which Greg Bourdy was predicting would win it at the beginning of the week. Bourdy thought the course was going to play harder than last year, when Alexander Levy won it with eighteen under par.
We reported yesterday that five players, including Sullivan and McIlroy, have won two times this year but Sullivan wants to be the first three-time season champion.
"I've been living a dream this season for me but then you always want to achieve better, so to win again would get me into the world's top-50 and that's now my burning goal," he said.
We knew he was fired up, but he’s clearly not whistling Dixie. Andy Sullivan we salute you. Keep up the good work! It’s another interesting turn in what has already been a fascinating season. Is another star announcing himself? Or should we calm down a bit? Whatever happens tomorrow is going to be a fascinating moving day.
In other news Nicolas Colsearts couldn’t add to his opening day 64, and could only manage a par round. The wheels came off on the par 5 12th, where he took a triple bogey eight. Ouch! He’s now back tied thirteenth. He dropped a further shot on the 14th but birdies on 15, 16, and 17 steadied the ship. But he could only bogey the eighteenth. Argh!
Big hitting Thomas Pieters carded a solid -5 under to stay in second place. The big movers of the day were Bernd Wiesberger and Tommy Fleetwood, who both shot 64’s to move to tied third and tied fifth place respectively.
Moving day is next – bring it on!