Play was suspended at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the second day running, due to lack of light, but that didn't stop Tyrrell Hatton producing a phenomenal display to take a 5-shot lead at the top of the leaderboard.
Hatton is 5-under par through 13 holes of his second round, which he will finish off tomorrow morning and the Englishman is currently 12-under for the tournament, with overnight leader Rory McIlroy dropping off the pace, shooting 1-over par through 14 holes.
After making two eagles in the opening round, Hatton made it three in 20 holes when he added another to his collection at the par-5 2nd hole.
WATCH HATTON ROLL IN HIS 3RD EAGLE OF THE TOURNAMENT BELOW:
.@TyrrellHatton's third eagle in 20 holes. #ADGolfChamps #RolexSeries— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) January 22, 2021
"I'm obviously in a great position at the moment," Hatton said. "It was certainly tough out there, so I'm really happy to be five under. There was a couple of par putts toward the end of my round, so nice to hole them and keep a bit of momentum going."
Hatton's eagle at the 2nd was followed up with a bogey, but four birdies in a row starting at the 7th saw him take top spot, five clear of McIlroy, Romain Langasque, Jason Scrivener and Jazz Janewattananond.
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McIlroy started his second round with a birdie at the first and after failing to take advantage of the par-5 next - which Hatton eagled - the Northern Irishman answered with his second birdie of the day at the third.
A bogey followed for McIlroy at the par-3 4th hole, followed by a double-bogey at the next after his ball found the trees off the tee, leaving a punch shot back into play his only option.
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Two more bogeys were added to McIlroy's scorecard at the 10th and 13th, but the World No.6 got back to 7-under when he rolled in a 25-foot putt at the par-4 14th.
Tommy Fleetwood shot a bogey-free 5-under par round to share 6th place alongside a host of players, including fellow Englishman Matt Wallace, who will also need to finish his second round on Saturday.