Horsey battles tragedy to lead at Wentworth

ENGLAND rookie David Horsey battled against his emotions to enjoy a dream debut in the PGA Championship at Wentworth.Horsey, winner of last season&rsquo;s Challenge Tour, is suffering personal turmoil with his mother battling breast cancer. But the 24-year-old from Cheshire still managed to make the most of the calmer early morning conditions to shoot a five-under-par 67 to take a joint overnight lead ahead of today&rsquo;s second round.<br /><br />Horsey&rsquo;s show of strength came just hours after world No2 Phil Mickelson announced he was suspending his career because his wife has the same disease, and Horsey wore a pink bracelet to raise awareness.<br /><br />He said: &ldquo;I think my golf has been a tonic for my mum, although she never really talks about it that way. It&rsquo;s been tough and it&rsquo;s always been in the back of my mind, but I do try hard not to think about it when I play.&rdquo;<br /><br />Horsey leads the way alongside Londoner Anthony Wall and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, of Spain, while reigning champion Miguel Angel Jimenez lies a further shot back.