Bjorn still leads BMW PGA Championship

Thomas Bjorn has maintained his advantage in the early stages of the second round of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth despite not having hit a golf ball.

The Dane’s remarkable performance in the first round, which earned him a course record of 62 – 10 under par – has been enough to assure none of the chasing pack can make any inroads to eat into his lead.

Bjorn was scheduled for a lunchtime tee off but was still sitting top of the leaderboard before even starting his second round. However, with rain lashing the greens, the 43-year-old was preparing to start his round in the worst conditions, although in this kind of form even the weather won’t be enough to halt his progress.

Elsewhere, Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello looked primed to make a move after Thursday’s 65 when he eagled the par-5 fourth but then dropped shots at the sixth, eighth and ninth holes before managing to claw a shot back on the 15th to be three shots off Bjorn.