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BMW International Open: Danny Willett shakes off 'rust' with second-round 65 in Munich

Last Updated: 21/06/13 9:26pm

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Danny Willett: Englishman was round in 65 in Munich on Friday

Danny Willett: Englishman was round in 65 in Munich on Friday

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Defending champion Danny Willett was pleased to take advantage of good early scoring conditions in the second round of the BMW International Open.

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."

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