Australian Jason Day has put some daylight between himself and his rivals at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Chicago.
Jason missed his 59 to complete the first round, finishing with a -10 under par 61. He then carded a tour record 36 hole PGA Tour record of 124, with a second round -8 under par 63, to post -18 under par for the two rounds, and an unassailable five shot lead. Amazingly there were eight three’s on his card today, the World Golf Ranking #1 spot will be his come Sunday.
Jason said he could have been even better;
“I should’ve got to nineteen under, that would have been nice.”
“It’s over now, I’ve got to look ahead to tomorrow’s round now.”
Daniel Berger and Brendon Todd share second place, those five shots back at -13 under par. Brendon equalled the -8 under par 63 today of Jason, while Daniel carded -7 under 64.
Jordan Speith and Kevin Na are tied in fourth position, both at -11 under par. Jordan, playing alongside Jason, scored -5 under par 66, and said he should be paying to watch Jason perform;
“I feel like I should be paying to watch this event.”
Jason is the third man in the intriguing race for the Official World Golf Ranking # 1 spot, and his win here will elevate him to that success. The current incumbent Rory McIlroy, is on -9 under after an improved second round -6 under par 65 in the BMW Championship, but he is still nine strokes back of the leader.
Justin Thomas, George McNiell and Scott Piercy are tied in sixth place, a distant -10 under par.