September 4 2011
NORTON, Mass. -- Although Jason Day has eight top-10 finishes in 15 starts on the PGA TOUR this year, he's yet to add to his win total after breaking through last year at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
He enters Sunday's third round at TPC Boston four shots off the pace and knows that he needs to make up ground if he wants to put himself in striking distance for Monday's final round.
"I really do like my position right now," said Day, who finished 36 holes at 6 under. "I'm four shots back so obviously I've got a lot of work to do. There's a lot of really solid players up there right now. It's going to be tough to catch up."
Day missed the cut at the PGA Championship, but since the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup started, he has been solid, with five consecutive rounds in the 60s.
Day's position in the FedExCup standings -- he entered this week ranked 15th -- would be good enough to get him to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. As long as he doesn’t slip up, it’s doubtful he would fall out of the top 30.
But he's looking for more than that. He'd love to end his 2011 drought with a win at a Playoffs event.
He thinks TPC Boston fits his game, but if the course continues to yield low scores -- Phil Mickelson shot 63 on Sunday morning -- then Day knows the leaders probably won’t be backing up.
"If the weather is nice like it has been the last few days and the way they set the course up," he said, "you've got to go out there and win the tournament."
Day and playing partner Brian Davis have just started their rounds. Click here to follow them on ShotTracker.