Tommy Fleetwood is sitting in second place, after getting off to the best possible start yesterday with an eagle on the first hole.

After an opening-round five-under, the Southport man followed it up with another impressive under par round. Fleetwood shot a four-under today, leaving himself in a tie for second place.

The 28-year-old is currently sitting at nine-under-par, along with Ryder Cup teammate, Jon Rahm with the Spaniard shooting an impressive -3 today. Fleetwood sits just three shots off the lead, held by Frenchman, Mike Lorenzo-Vera.

In the second round today, Fleetwood shot a 68, which included seven birdies.

He told Sky Sports, “I’m playing really, really well, and I stayed very patient. I felt like I did a really good job of just playing really good, solid golf.”

After his impressive opening two rounds, Fleetwood now sits first in the projected Race to Dubai standings.

Bernd Wiesberger, who led the standings prior to the opening round, is six shots adrift of Fleetwood. Consequently, the Southport man is in position A heading into the weekend.

Fleetwood knows that nothing has been won at the halfway stage, and understands there is still a lot of work to do before the 72nd hole on Sunday.

“There’s plenty of birdies out there and plenty of bogeys as well. You just have to take every shot as it comes and just do your best,” he told Sky Sports.

The Merseyside man won the Race to Dubai in 2017 and knows what it feels like to get the job done.

The overall winner of the DP World Tour Championship is set to pick up $3,000,000. This is over $2m more than the runner up will receive.

This should be another incentive for Fleetwood, along with having the opportunity to win the Race to Dubai for the second time in his career.

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