Nov 12th, 2015
Sergio takes lead in BMW Masters
Willett wilts in the rain
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
Danny Willett did himself no favours in Shanghai in his chase for Rory McIlroy’s top spot in the Race to Dubai rankings. A level par 72 has him in 48th spot at the BMW Masters, when he needs to finish 28th or better to get the top spot in the rankings.
Willett made three bogies on the back nine to shoot a disappointing level par 72. Has his busy schedule finally caught up with him? But while the Sheffield lad had a bad day at the office, Sergio Garcia shot a 64 to take the lead and put himself in contention for his first win of the year, in his final event of the season.
Sergio started with four birdies in his first five holes on his way to an eight under 64.
"I drove the ball very well and that gave me a lot of opportunities to hit some good iron shots.
"It's the kind of round that you are looking for and hopefully I keep improving as the week goes on and we'll be out there on Sunday having a chance.”
Elsewhere Shane Lowry and Louis Oosterhuizen are shot 70’s. If either of them place second or better they would rise to the to of the race to Dubai rankings. While Justin Rose shot a 67 to keep himself in contention for the min prize
Byeong Hun An must like his BMW’s. After winning at Wentworth at the BMW PGA, he shot a 65 to finish one shot back of the lead. It’s all down to Valdy we say… Turkish Airlines Open winner Victor Dubuisson also shot 65. After his bad from in the US over the last season it’s great to see this Frenchman regain his form. With his ludicrously good shortgame, he’s always good value on the tellybox.
Elsewhere golfpup Matt Fitzpatrick shot a 68 as did Ian Poulter. It’s all to play for still after one round, but Dany Willett cannot afford to drop any further back after the second round.