BMW International Open: Danny Willett shakes off 'rust' with second-round 65 in Munich
Defending champion Danny Willett took advantage of a morning start to get in contention at the BMW International Open.
Last Updated: 21/06/13 9:26pm
The Englishman, who has been struggling with a back problem recently, followed his first-round 69 with an equal best-of-the-day 65 on Friday to get to 10 under for the tournament, two behind leader Ernie Els.
"Yesterday was a little bit hit-and-miss. I haven't played a lot of tournaments in the last 14 weeks," said Willett.
"It was a bit rusty but I hit a lot of good shots. It is good to put yourself in a good position playing sensible golf.
"It is a birdie-fest out here. People make a lot of putts and the greens are obviously better in the mornings than the afternoons, but if you can keep hitting it inside 15-20 feet you have a chance."
Martin Kaymer, who lifted the title in 2008, is another former champion in contention at the Munich event.
The German is part of a five-man group tied for sixth on nine under after rounds of 64 and 71.
"The course has played longer, there was more wind and the pins are the biggest difference - today you have to play more conservatively," he said.
"My game was similar to yesterday, I just didn't make as many putts. It was definitely tougher to play but it is fine.
"Overall I am playing okay but I'm not feeling very well."