Danny Willett is back in a position that is becoming familiar for him – clubhouse leader.
The Sheffield golfer carded a five under par 65 at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland to become the early pacesetter.
Willett – who finished tied for sixth at The Open last weekend – has since been joined by three other golfers on -5, including fellow Englishmen Seve Benson and Richard Bland.
And fellow Sheffield golfer Matt Fitzpatrick has made good headway in his quest to at least join Willett on the score.
Both Fitzpatrick and Willett eagled the par five 14th and birdied the 15th after beginning their rounds on the tenth hole.
Willett had bogeyed the 11th and gave another shot back on the 16th to finish his front nine -1.
But the 27-year-old saved his best for the back nine, carding four birdies and five pars to finish -5.
Fitzpatrick is was -3 after seven holes at Crans-sur-Sierre.
Willett’s playing partner Lee Westwood of Worksop finished two under par.