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AT Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Round 3 of the PGA Tours Fed Ex Cup Playoffs in 2015. The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.
No, Jason Day did not shoot 59 in the first round of the BMW Championship, his chance to do so came up short early on Friday morning, when his wedge shot from 44 yards, did not find the center of the cup. Neither did his birdie putt, so Day settled for Par, a 61, and a three shot lead after day 1 or day 1 and half.
Day’s playing partner Jordan Spieth teased Day by saying,” only a par with a 59 on the line, you would have expected better from a preferred lie.” Lift clean and place are in place as the rule of the day, with Conway Farms getting 1.5 inches of rain late Thursday and overnight into Friday.
Spieth also joked that making a hole-in-one was the only way he could win a hole from Day. The two are paired together again in Round 2 with Rickie Fowler.
The real credit for a great Round 2, goes to the crew and volunteers who worked all night and into the early hours of the morning to have the course ready to go for the players. They all did an outstanding job.
Round 2 got rolling right at 9 AM, and players went right back to making birdies and in some cases eagles. No there was not a Hole-in-One in round 2, but the large gallery that came out had plenty of reasons to cheer.
Day lead the way again, backing up his first round 61, with an 8 under par 63 that left him at 18 under par. If this keeps up, the all-time PGA Tour record of being under par could fall this Sunday.
With a win this week, Day will be come the new #1 Player in the World, another one of his career goals, says Day who ended his day by rolling in a long eagle putt on the 18th green.
That was right after Spieth holed an Eagle from 77 yards yards out with a lob wedge.
Brendon Todd (63) and rookie Daniel Berger (64) sit between Day and Spieth on the leaderboard, but they are five shots back and Spieth is seven.
Rory McIlroy is is T-9th with Dustin Johnson, after McIlroy shot 65.
Click here to hear Jason Day and Jordan Spieth’s press conferences. Round 3 tee times start at 10 AM off both tee’s. But from 6:30 PM on Friday night until past 7 PM, the rain has come down in buckets. The round could start late, stay clicked in for details, or visit BMWChampionship.com.