Jason Day is having a great shot at the Players Championship. Jason, who is the World Number 1 in the World Golf Ranking shone throughout the major-lite championship test. His last round at the TPC Sawgrass was an 81, the highest score of the day, to miss the cut which left Day frustrated.
“I’ve got a really bad memory, which is kind of a good thing in golf where you don't really remember the bad stuff as much," he said. But he was 18 shots better on Thursday, in the record book as the fifth player in Stadium Course history with a 9-under 63 and two shots better than anyone else.
Jason Day strikes back! Source: SB Nation
On Saturday, Jason Day started out at the top of the leaderboard. Day went a little bit on the rough side, record-tying 63 in the first round and the record start of 129 through 36 holes. Despite a four-putt on the sixth hole, the Aussie shot 73 to finished 54 holes at 14 under. He was four shots clear of Matsuyama, Alex Cejka, and Ken Duke, who made five birdies in a row and six in seven holes to close out a 65. At the end of the day, he was exactly where he started, top of the leaderboard.
HELLO, JASON DAY! The world No. 1 sinks a HUGE putt for his second straight birdie. He's 1-under, just 4 back.
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 9, 2016
“I want to say this was the toughest day I've ever had to play in my life,” he said. “I’m sitting four shots in front. I just got to try and be patient with myself tomorrow. It's going to be interesting. I'm really interested to see how they set the golf course up, how fast the greens are going to be, and then I'll be able to make my decisions on what I need to do from there.” Said the victorious Day to USA Today.