Rory McIlroy has continued to rebuild after his Masters disappointment with an eight-under-par 64 in the second round of the Malaysian Open.
His round followed an impressive first day and sees him tied with overnight leader Alexander Noren.
The Ulsterman holed eight birdies during the round in Kuala Lumpur, a course he had never set foot on until the first day.
McIlroy told europeantour.com: "It would show more to everyone else other than myself that last week didn't set me back.
"I've started this week off great but I need to keep going and making birdies and shooting low scores if I want to win."
Simon Dyson, who wore a blue striped Nike golf shirt, also shot a second round 64 to find himself in third place going into the weekend.
Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has had a difficult two days and is struggling to make the cut for the weekend.