Welcome to Lake Malaren Golf Club

This week's venue is the long and bunker strewn Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, home of the BMW Masters.

At 7,607 yards and playing to a par of 72, long straight hitting will be at a premium, as players seek to navigate their way around the multitude of massive sand traps!

Going into the weekend, players are already demonstrating that a low four round total could be on the cards come Sunday.

Titleist brand ambassador and defending champion Rory McIlroy is lying second on -12, just two shots off the lead.

Pro V1x loyalist Robert Karlsson lies in solo third on -9, with Pro V1 loyalist Jamie Donaldson tying for fourth at -8.

There's then a gaggle of players on -7, including Titleist ambassadors George Coetzee and Michael Hoey, plus Titleist ball loyalists Luke Donald, Louis Oosthuizen and Nicolas Colsaerts.

To view this week's slideshow, simply click on the image above.