August 31 2013
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
NORTON, Mass. -- He tweaked his back again last week at The Barclays. But the only thing that will really make it feel better is rest, and Jason Day doesn't have time for that right now.
Not with the FedExCup Playoffs heating up. Not when he's ranked 16th and there's a $10 million bonus on the line three weeks from now at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Not when the Presidents Cup is next month, either.
"It's kind of hard to rest when you've got a busy season coming up with the Playoffs and everything," Day acknowledged. "I'll rest it at the end of the year."
Day says the pain is more nagging than severe. And it certainly hasn't seemed to bother the young Australian through the first two rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship where he stands five strokes off Sergio Garcia's lead.
Day shot his second straight 67, this one bogey-free, on Saturday to move to 8 under. He's made eight birdies, an eagle and one double bogey on a course where he tied for second in 2010 and third in 2011.
In 21 rounds at TPC Boston, Day has now broken par 14 times, with 13 of those rounds in the 60s.
"I drove the ball nicely today and gave myself a lot of opportunities for birdie," Day said. "... I know that Sergio went out there and kind of shot lights out today. But I'm really looking forward to the position I'm in right now going into the weekend."
Day's 67 came despite an uncooperative putter -- he used 31 strokes on the greens during the second round but still managed to shoot 4 under. He hit 11 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens in regulation.
"I think I'm just going to try and just do what I did yesterday on the range and even on the putting green and hopefully they start falling a little bit more over the next couple of days," Day said.