Peter Hanson of Sweden shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead on defending champion Rory McIlroy after the second round of the BMW Masters on Friday.
Peter Hanson - nearly choosing to withdraw after his 1-year-old son was hospitalized in Orlando - adds another 2012 victory for the European Ryder Cup team.
Peter Hanson says he holds no lingering disappointment from finishing third at the Masters and is keen to tee off in the Volvo China Open this week.
Peter Hanson has a chance to win his first major on Sunday, holding a one-shot lead at the Masters. He needs to cash in while he can if he sticks to his plan of retiring after the 2016 Olympics.
Peter Hanson and Jonathan Lomas each shot 10-under 134 for 36 holes June 6 to qualify for next week’s U.S. Open.