Race to Dubai: Patrick Reed takes charge of the World Tour Championship and controls the title fight

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Reed ranked 11th in the World Tour World Tour Championship Second Round ranking -10 Reed -8 Fitzpatrick (Eng) -7 Canter ( Eng), Hatton (Eng) -6 Grace (SA), Westwood (Eng), Fleetwood (Eng) S Valimaki (Fin) Other selected: – 5 Willett (Eng), Kaymer (Ger) -4 MacIntyre (Sco) -3 Stenson ( Swe) -2 Poulter (Eng), Morikawa (US)

Patrick Reed hit an eight-under-64 to get a two-under lead shots from the DP take Wor ld Tour Championship half way.

Reed becomes the spar st American wins the European Tour Race to Dubai title if he wins the season finale.

He started three shots back on the second day, but his stunning round with nine birdies brought him down to 10, two clear of Matt Fitzpatrick of England.

Fitzpatrick's fellow countrymen Laurie Canter and Tyrrell Hatton are in third place, seven below.

There are three more Englishmen in the top 10 – Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood on six under and Danny Willett one shot further back.

Fleetwood and Westwood, like 2018 Masters Champion Reed, are guaranteed to win the Race to the Dubai title when they win this week at the Jumeriah Golf Estates & # 39; Earth Course.

Reed, 30, started the week ahead of 460 points in the standings, but with 2,000 points given to the World Tour Championship winner, it's mathematically possible for 61 of the 65-man space to end at the top of the money list.

He hit five birdies in his first eight holes and, after making his only bogey on 12, took shots on 15, 16 and 18 to finish.

"I feel like I got off to a slightly better start today than yesterday and the putter worked a little bit," said Reed.

"There is still a lot of golf left. To be honest, I haven't really looked [at the projections]. I clearly know where I am in the week."

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