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ZIM’S BURMESTER BEAMING AFTER PUTTS DROP

Tshwane Open winner Dean Burmester put himself in contention with a 65 on Saturday at the DP World Championship and wants more of the same as he lines up against some of the best in the world.

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‘I’ve gotten off to a hot start pretty much every day, I like those first four holes. It was just nice to make a couple of putts on those and keep it rolling throughout the day,’ said Burmester.

Burmester’s 65 was equalled by playing partner Tommy Fleetwood albeit in different circumstances as the Englishman made eight birdies in his last 11 holes.

‘I played with Tommy today, a lot of fans out there shouting his name and he’s got a lot of support. He also made an unbelievable comeback today with a run of birdies there.

‘It’s good for both of us, and I’m sure I’ll see him tomorrow on the tee. I made a couple of putts, that’s kind of what’s been missing the last three, four months. It’s been nice to find a putter I really, really like.

‘After a day like today, just looking at the scoring, I think it will be more of the same tomorrow. The weather is always good here so guys will be firing at every pin and that will be the same and hopefully I wake up with the same swing tomorrow morning.’

Burmester will join Rookie of the Year and Irish Open champion Jon Rahm in the penultimate pairing with the Spaniard one off the lead and Burmester two back.

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