Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Day ace keeps him touch with Leishman

Day ace keeps him touch with Leishman

To hear him talk of his wire-to-wire victory at the 2015 BMW Championship that took him to No. 1 in the world is to listen to someone describing an out-of-body experience.

He forgot all about that 62 in the opening round.

Jason Day produced a stunning hole-in-one to jump into contention alongside fellow Australian Marc Leishman after the second round of the BMW Championship, the penultimate event on the PGA Tour playoffs schedule.

"Seeing the last two days, I know I still have it in myself to be able to hit the correct shots and go out there and try and win", Day said. "You still have to earn every birdie". I don't tend to remember rounds of golf too often.

How does the FedEx Cup work?

"It was a lucky hole-in-one, I guess".

Lahiri was done in by a disappointing finish over last three holes, where he bogeyed three times including two on the last holes in the second round. Day also won a vehicle and, not long after signing his card, he made a decision to donate that to the foundation to pay for another full scholarship. "That's the thing I've been trying to do this whole season - at least win once, and try to build on that".

Leishman's 64 sees him lead by three shots at 16-under overall, ahead of Day and Fowler. "I've had two eagles and a hole-in-one this week already, so everything's come in bunches".

It hasn't been easy for everyone, particularly defending champion Dustin Johnson.

Fowler also finished strong, with three birdies and an eagle from the 13th through 17th of a 64 for 129.

American Patrick Cantlay is solo fourth at 10-under after a 65, while Italy's Francesco Molinari sits alone in fifth place at nine-under following his 65. Cantlay returned after three years away to cope with a severe back injury and the death of his close friend and caddie, Chris Roth, who was hit by a auto as they were walking to dinner.

Jordan Spieth, No. 1 in the FedExCup Playoffs, managed a 70 and joined Mickelson in the group at 135. He shot 69 and was at 7-under 135, in a tie for 12th.

The popular Northern Ireland golfer, now world No 6, will be looking for his first victory in the prestigious European Tour event, having finished runner-up in 2009, 2011 and 2014.

Leishman is hitting his stride at just the right time.

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