Forget Project Fear that’s going on with all this Brexit bunkum, Richie Ramsay is more concerned with a Project 10.

The Aberdonian hauled himself up the leaderboard on day two of the BMW PGA Championship here at Wentworth with a spirited four-under 68 which included a birdie, birdie finale and left him sitting nicely on a five-under aggregate heading into the weekend.

A fifth place finish in the British Masters back in May remains Ramsay’s best result of the season but the 36-year-old believes some good times are just around the corner and a new emphasis on improving his putting from in and around 10 feet is giving him reasons to be optimistic.


“It’s what I call ‘Project 10’ and those 10-footers are where the best players in the world prosper,” said Ramsay.

“My stats on those putts last year were poorer than average. It was bad to see but at the same time I have so much potential to get better so it was good in another sense.

“If I can improve that area I can get significantly better. And that was the difference today. I holed a lot from that range.

“You knock those in and you can build a score. If you miss them, it gets away from you.”

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With his usual dogged determination, Ramsay recovered from a bogey on the first hole to make inroads on the standings.

A delightful flop shot from a precarious position on the 13th to save his par was a terrific act of escapology and certainly aided the cause.

“I had tugged my approach left and ended up with a hellish shot,” he explained of a potentially ruinous situation.

“I was on a downslope coming over a bunker onto another downslope. I flopped it to about six feet.

“It was the shot of the day and it was massive. I holed that putt for par then hit it to 15-feet on 14 and made the birdie. The 13th was a real momentum changer.”