Thongchai’s remarkable start

‘I want to prove something’ – Pacquiao on his bout against Thurman

After carding rounds of 70 and 74, the 45-year-old stormed into contention at the European event to tie with overnight leaders Victor Dubuisson, Martin Kaymer and Rafa Cabrera-Bello on four-under-par after 4 holes.

The 13-time winner on the Asian Tour, however, was unable to build on his remarkable start and notched two birdies and two bogeys coming home to notch a six-under 65.

At the time of writing, he was in a tie for 11th place, four strokes behind early third round leader Jaco van Zyl.