Masters champion Danny Willett grabs share of lead at BMW PGA Championship

Written By Alec Brzezinski
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Masters champion Danny Willett continued his fine Augusta form Friday when he jumped into a share of the lead at the BMW PGA Championship at famed Wentworth Club in Surrey, England.

After firing a 6-under 66 in Round 1, Willett backed it up with a 4-under 68 to post 10 under early in the second round. Despite bogeying three of his last four holes — he did birdie 18 — Willett placed himself in great position heading into the weekend.

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Willett missed the cut at the Players Championship — his first event since his Masters victory — and he fell down the leaderboard Sunday at last week's Irish Open. But now the 28-year-old looks poised to challenge for his third win of the season.

Tied with Willett atop the leaderboard are Aussie Scott Hend and Y.E. Yang, who famously outdueled Tiger Woods at the 2009 PGA Championship. Hend and Yang both shot 3-under 69s in the second round after opening with 7-under 65s.

Lurking behind the leaders is Rafa Cabrera Bello, who has four top 5s worldwide this year. He is at 5 under after shooting a 4-under 68 Friday.

Jamie Lovemark, one of only two Americans in the field, shot a 3-under 69 Friday to get to 4 under, tied with two-time major champion Martin Kaymer, who started the tournament with consecutive 2-under 70s.

 

 

 

 

 

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