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Jason Day flirts with 59, then shoots 63 for lead in BMW Championship

Jason Day flirts with 59, then shoots 63 for lead in BMW Championship

Jason Day rolled in a 42-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole at Conway Farms to cap an eight-under 63 and seize a five-shot lead Friday at the halfway point of the BMW Championship.

The Australian’s two-day total of 124 tied the PGA Tour record for lowest 36-hole score.

The 63 followed a 10-under 61 that Day completed Friday morning. He had a 44-yard pitch for an eagle that would have given him the seventh 59 in Tour history, but it came up a few feet short and his birdie putt lipped out.

“I should’ve got to 19 [under],” said Day, referring to a lone second-round bogey on the par-four 13th. “It’s a good stat to have or be a part of, but...

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