Rory McIlroy in great shape after second round 65 in the BMW Masters in Shanghai
Last Updated: October 27, 2012 6:59am
Rory McIlroy speaks to the press after his second round 65
Rory McIlroy feels his game is coming together nicely after moving into second place at the BMW Masters in Shanghai.
Despite carding a fine 67 in round one, the two-time major winner felt his performance on the opening day at Lake Malaren was just "okay".
But after scoring a seven-under 65 on Friday to move into clear second place - two behind leader Peter Hanson - McIlroy was far more satisfied with his display.
"It was a very good day," said the world number one.
"I played very well - a little better than I did yesterday. I hit the ball a lot better, and gave myself plenty of opportunities.
"When I did need to make a par putt here or there, I was able to save those, and overall it was just a very good round of golf and obviously in a great position going into the weekend."
McIlroy turned in 32, picking up shots at the second, third, eighth and ninth, and then had a hat-trick of birdies from the 13th on another day of low scoring.
The 9/2 favourite at the start of the week, Sky Bet now make him just 11/10 to take victory on the course where he won last year's Shanghai Masters. Hanson is 9/4.