Friday, 19 January 2018
The Abu Dhabi clubhouse on Friday  (Getty Images)
The Abu Dhabi clubhouse on Friday (Getty Images)

132 - Thomas Pieters leads with a 36-hole total of 132, the same target he reached after two rounds here in 2015, when he finished in a share of fourth.

45 - Pieters hasn't shot a lower 36-hole total since the 2015 Portugal Masters, 45 events ago (65-66).

19 - There 19 birdies between the players in Pieters' group. While the Belgian made seven, Robert Karlsson and Ross Fisher made six each.

36 - Rory McIlroy is bogey-free after 36 holes this week.

2015 - McIlroy last went 36 holes without a bogey on the European Tour in 2015 at the Turkish Airlines Open (R1/ R2).

48 - Defending champion Tommy Fleetwood went 48 holes without a dropped shot at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, before making a bogey on the par four 16th today.

18 - The trio of McIlroy, Fleetwood and Dustin Johnson were a combined 18 under par on day two in the Middle East.

64 - Johnson, Jorge Campillo and Branden Grace all posted rounds of 64 today, the lowest rounds of the week.

3 - Number of eagles on the closing hole, one of which belonged to McIlroy.

1 - Number of birthday cakes presented to Fleetwood by his playing partner, McIlroy.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2FISHER, RossENG18-20
T5PAISLEY, ChrisENG18-17
T5PIETERS, ThomasBEL18-17

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