Lee's magnificent seven
Article posted: 07 September 2012
I feel more comfortable on the greens - the ball is actually going where I intend it to
Lee Westwood continued his recent fine form, firing a seven under par 65 second round to move into contention at the BMW Championship.
The world number four, who is tied fifth on 11 under at Crooked Stick Golf Club, two shots off the lead, was asked about his putting.
"I feel more comfortable on the greens," said Westwood. "The ball is actually going where I intend it to, and that wasn’t the case for most of the season.
"Now if I miss a putt it is because I have misread it, and that’s a huge improvement. It is a massive boost to my confidence."
Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen are inside the top 20 on seven under after rounds of 68 and 69 respectively.
Shiv Kapur is tied fifth at the KLM Open on six under after firing a three under 67 for the second round in succession.
Simon Dyson, the defending champion, is tied 13th on four under after signing for a 66 at Hilversumsche Golf Club.
"The first ten holes is the best I’ve played this year," he said. "I didn’t miss a shot.
"My short game has been the best part of my game for the past few months I’m looking forward to the weekend. If I play like I did for those first ten holes, then who knows what could happen."
Gregory Bourdy is tied 20th on three under following his second round 68, while Chris Wood is poised one shot behind after carding a 69 for the second consecutive day.
Richard Finch and Matt Baldwin are both one under, while Darren Clarke shot a two under 68 to make the weekend. Tommy Fleetwood also made the cut on level par.
Chris Lloyd is tied second at the Russian Challenge Cup, two shots off the lead after firing a four under 68 in his second round.
Alex Kaleka and Peter Uihlein are tied ninth on four under after finishing one under on the second day at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club, while Espen Kofstad is tied 16th on two under.