Friday, 17 January 2014
Rafa Cabrera Bello   (Getty Images)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (Getty Images)

After another brilliant day in the UAE, took a numerical, and sometimes sideways, look at the key numbers from the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

9 – Shots under par Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Craig Lee are in leading by 1 after 36 holes

14 – Birdies Lee has made over the first two days in Abu Dhabi

63 – The low round of the day shot by Danny Willett – 1 outside Henrik Stenson’s 8 year old course record of 62

1 – Eagle at the long 8th plus 7 birdies in a round featuring 0 bogeys for Willett

10 – Shots better off Willett was than in his first round 73

60 – Places Willett’s second round heroics propelled him up the leaderboard

469 – Days before today since Stenson missed a cut on The European Tour (the Alfred Dunhill Links in October 2012)

2 – Eagles in Alvaro Quiros’s rollercoasters second round, at the par 4 11th and par 5 8th, which also included 3 birdies and 5 bogeys

95 – The yardage of Quiros’ wedge that he holed at 11

4 – Shots Martin Kaymer was over par through 6 holes on Saturday

1 – Shots under par he was on signing his card

21 – The number of holes it took Phil Mickelson to card his first birdie of the tournament

9 – Nationalities in the top ten following the second round

72 – Players to make the cut on level par or better

400 – Birdies on day two

4 – Eagles during Friday’s play; there were only 5 in total last year

14 – The hardest hole on the course in the second round, the par 4 averaged at 4.22 and only conceded 11 birdies all day

8 – The easiest hole on Friday, the par 5 averaged at 4.74 and yielded 2 eagles and 40 birdies

27 – The amount of shots between first and last place

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