PGA Masters: Patience proves a virtue for Marc Warren

Scottish golfer Marc Warren

Patience proved a virtue for Marc Warren after recording a round of two under to share second place after the second day of the PGA Masters.

The Scot ended the day's play at a rain-soaked Wentworth one shot off the lead, held by Francesco Molinari.

World number two Rory McIlroy and defending champion Luke Donald both missed the cut, but Warren revelled in the poor weather.

"It was a day for solid, patient golf," he said.

"I think, in these conditions, on this golf course, every aspect of your game's going to be tested; but, add the wind and rain and it makes it probably twice as difficult.

The Scot overcame a bogey at the first to record a round of 70, with four birdies and pars at 12 of the holes.

"There was going to be more than one bogey at that hole today, so it didn't bother me too much," he said.

"I knew there was a long way to go; it's only the first hole.

"Fortunately I got a birdie on the second and got the shot back straight away, so it wasn't too big a deal."

Warren is planning to stick to his patient strategy for the remaining two days of the tournament.

"If the conditions are the same as the first two days then it's definitely going to be the same strategy," he said.

"A lot of patience and try to take advantage of the easier holes, the par-fives."