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.