Tim Clark

Jason Day leads by three at Players, where scoring has been lower than usual

Jason Day leads by three at Players, where scoring has been lower than usual

The course record at TPC Sawgrass nearly fell again — twice, actually.

A day after Jason Day became the fifth player to record a nine-under par 63 at the Players Championship, journeyman Colt Knost stood on the 18th green at 10 under for his round, a two-putt away from a 62.

A little later, world No. 3 Rory McIlroy needed to birdie the par-five ninth — his final hole of Friday's second round — to reach 10-under himself.

Neither player would make history.

Knost three-putted, lipping out from five feet for par, to settle for share of the record and a nice bounce-back from an opening 72.

"I was a little nervous over the second one,"...

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