Fleetwood two shots off lead at halfway stage in Dubai
England’s Tommy Fleetwood is two shots off the lead at the halfway stage of the DP World Tour Championship.
Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard, 22, remains top of the Dubai leaderboard on 11 under after carding a six-under-par 66 in the second round.
Fleetwood is tied second with South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence, Viktor Hovland of Norway, France’s Antoine Rozner and Jens Datntorp of Sweden.
“It’s great to have a chance to win this tournament,” said Fleetwood.
The 32-year-old added: “I always feel like it brings out great winners, great champions, so the ultimate goal is to be one of those. Put my name on the trophy.”
Fleetwood, Hojgaard and Hovland were teammates when Europe regained the Ryder Cup in October.
England’s Tyrrell Hatton and Scot Robert Macintyre are tied ninth on seven-under-par, while England’s Daniel Brown is level with defending champion Jon Rahm of Spain a shot further back.
Englishmen Matt Wallace and Dan Bradbury are tied for 21st with Rasmus Hojgaard, leader Nicolai’s brother.
World number two Rory McIlroy, who was crowned Race to Dubai champion for a fifth time last week, is tied 34th at one-under par.