Jason Day has daylight between himself and the field at the opp WGC Bridgestone Invitational leaderboard at Firestone Country Club, in Ohio.
Jason carded a -1 under par 69 second round at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational to lead at the half-way stage with a -4 under par total.
Jason was faced with a 20-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the final hole, and when his putter bumped up against the collar on the way back, he stroked it too hard, and then to compound the error missed the 6-foot par putt on the way back, making a bogey five. But overall his putting was good;
“I was very cross with myself when I was walking off.”
“The great thing is that once I do silly things like that on 18, I soon forget about it, and I just need to start focusing on tomorrow’s round.”
“I think over the next two days it’s going to be very difficult for everyone.”
“I would love to be able to give myself more opportunities, and if I can do that, hopefully I’m holding the trophy at the end of the week.”
“The mentality won’t change with regards to how tight it is. I’ve just got to try and get it done. Even if I don’t have my best stuff, just find a way to get it done.”
David Lingmerth holds second place, a -3 under par 67 equaled the low round off the day. He is now just one shot back at -3 under par for the tournament.
First round leader William McGirt shares third place at -2 under par, a horrible second round +4 over par destroying his three shot overnight lead. Emiliano Grillo, +1 over 71 and Scott Piercy -1 under 69 today are also at -2 under for the tournament.
William blamed the wind; don’t we all;
“Trying to figure out the wind was impossible.”
“It was a lot of down off the left with a touch of in off the right. I mean, who knows?”
Justin Thomas hit the longest drive of the day 414 yards at the par five 16th, with a nasty lie left for his second he kind of chunked it, it hit the pin and fell in for Eagle;
“I can’t hit another drive that hard.”
Justin, -1 under 69 today, is tied with Jordan Spieth,+1 over 71, Kevin Kisner, even par 70, and Adam Scott -2 under 68, all at -1 under par in sixth place.
Jordan, following criticism for his slow play, is starting to pick up the pace;
“The quicker part actually helps me because then I just get up there and fire away.”
“The more I can do that, actually I think the better off ; kind of gun slinging mentality, just to go up and hit the way I always have played.”