WORCESTERSHIRE golf ace John Bickerton was today aiming to continue enjoying the good life in the Madeira Island Open.

The Droitwich Golf Club member yesterday carded a second successive 67 for a 10-under-par total of 134 at Santo da Serra, just two behind defending champion Niclas Fasth of Sweden.

Bickerton is perfectly placed to challenge for his first career European Tour title, having had to withdraw from the Qatar Masters last week with a stomach virus and gland infection.

But the 31-year-old will not be placing any undue pressure on himself. "When you set targets you put yourself under pressure and I'm not the kind of person who likes that," he said.

"Playing golf for a living is a job most people would die for and having done other jobs in the past I realise sometimes you have to step back and look at what you do."

Evesham's Jeremy Robinson is six shots behind Bickerton after a second round of 72.