#HSBCChampions Rd 2: What they said

Fri 28 Oct 2016

#HSBCChampions Rd 2: What they said

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Shanghai, October 28: Read what leading contenders have to say following their second round at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn)-Second round 65 (-7), Total 131 (-13)
I haven't really played well here before. So before coming here, I was a little bit nervous again, thinking, well, maybe it's not going to be a good week for me. But then I decided, oh, wait a minute, let's just have fun this week. That made the difference. During the warm up this morning, it was starting to get windy and I thought maybe just a couple under par would be a good score. So I'm really happy with how it ended up today.
Russell Knox (Sco)- Second round 68 (-4), Total 134 (-10)
I'm thrilled. Conditions were extremely difficult and I played well. I had a couple of chances there at the end which I would have loved to have made but it was hard out there. I was a little cold but I'm built for this. As much as I would say I don't enjoy playing in this, I'm good at it. So I hope it's like this on the weekend. You have to try and find your edge. So if you have a good attitude when the weather gets bad like that, you can maybe pick up half a shot mentally
Bill Haas (Usa)- Second round 67 (-5), Total 134 (-10)
I’m very proud of my score considering the difficult conditions and being able to shoot some good scores. After all, I've had plenty of bad rounds into the wind. You just have to focus on hitting a solid shot, and if it the wind affects it, it affects it. You just have to play for it.
Rory McIlroy (Nir)- Second round 66 (-6), Total 137 (-7)
I feel like I actually hit the ball pretty similarly the first two days, but I just holed a few more putts today and was able to take advantage of some of the good drives that I was hitting. A 66 in these conditions is pretty good out there, and it looks like from the way the leaderboard is, I'm going to need a couple more scores like that to have any chance. My game feels really good, it really does. Hopefully I can have a good weekend here. There's still a lot to play for this year.