At the time when the early groups hauled themselves out of bed on day two, only shift wirkers and restless newborns should have been stirring.
However, that time produced some bountiful returns for the players.
Ian Poulter had said later on that the 3:30 am rise and the 5:30am tee-off had been the earliest so far since he became a professional golfer. However, shooting a 68 at four under that early morning could be said to have been worth the effort.
“I love my bed. Someone who’s half-man/half-mattress does not get out of bed at 3:30am to play golf, let alone to go to an airport to get to a tournament. That was a very early morning; I think that the earliest wake-up call I’ve ever had in 17 years on tour,” Poulter said.
“That was a strange little morning call, I think 3:30 alarm call to come out and play golf is a touch on the early side. But it was light, so we could get out there” he added.