Paul Waring

Improved Thornton on the brink again

Simon ThorntonSimon Thornton tees off on the first in Saturday’s third round. Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieSimon Thornton’s more professional attitude to the game has paid off over the past six minths and a second win of the season in the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura on Sunday would catapult him into the big time and earn him a place in the HSBC Champions.