Aug
8
2014
Jason Day is one stroke back after brilliant 65
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Championship

 

Jason Day finally seems to be healthy after a thumb injury put his promising season on hold. Day’s six-under 65 was the lowest of all second round scores, and placed him one stroke behind Rory McIlroy.

Jason said, “I got off to a great start today. That’s obviously the last thing that I expected to shoot 30 on the front nine.”

Day’s strong start included birdies on 2 and 4, and then an eagle on 7 and another birdie on 8. His ultra-high ball flight allowed him to fire at nearly all the hole locations on the soft greens.

On the back nine, the 26-year-old cooled off with five straight pars before bogeying the 15th. Day bounced back with birdies on 17 and 18 to get to eight-under total.

All eyes will be on Rory tomorrow, and Day might slip under the radar as he goes for his first major title. “I’m clearly not the favorite. With how Rory is playing, especially over the last few tournaments; this whole year he’s been playing great. He looks confident. He’s hitting the ball longer and straighter than pretty much everyone in the field. It’s going to be tough to beat him. But then again, there’s a lot of great golfers behind us that are in form, as well.”

Aussie Aussie Aussie, let’s make this a tournament to remember.

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–Bernie D’Amato (@bdamato711)