HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Jason Day, Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell share the RBC Heritage lead at 6-under after Round 2.
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DAY WITHOUT REST: Jason Day is tired. Mentally. Physically. But he’s not making any excuses at the RBC Heritage following his T10 performance at the Masters Tournament.
“You can't chill out here at all,” Day said following a 2-under 69. “Last week I felt like I had gone 10 rounds of a championship fight.”
The World No. 1 thinks about advice Tiger Woods gave him when he’s mentally tired.
“He's always telling me to 'suck up, you've got 19 hours to recover,'" Day said. "'Five hours to play and 19 hours to recover.'"
He ranks ninth in strokes gained: tee-to-green and 14th in strokes gained: putting. It’s a recipe for success when both of those are working.
The Australian is tied for the lead and will be in the final pairing Saturday with Kevin Chappell.
KIZZIRE'S MAGICAL MOMENTUM: Patton Kizzire was hovering around the cutline after four holes on Friday. Now he’s one back of the lead.
Kizzire began the day with a couple of bogeys and was 2-over through seven. Then some magic happened.
He sank back-to-back lengthy birdies. The first came at the 17th (his eighth) from 37 feet and the next came one hole later at 18, from 42 feet. Kizzire tallied more than half his total length of putts made in those two holes alone. He made one of just eight birdies at Harbour Town's closing hole.
"18 was a huge bonus," Kizzire said. "That hole is playing really hard today."
The affable Auburn alum called it a huge momentum shifter and the results showed. He played his back nine in 3 under with no bogeys, adding up to a 5-under total in his last 11 holes Friday.
Kizzire is feeling comfortable this week in familiar, windy conditions similar to those found at his home course, Ocean Forest in Sea Island, Georgia.
He's tied for second in the field in total birdies with nine and is eighth in strokes gained: putting.
Kizzire is one of two players in the top 10 who have not won on the PGA TOUR. Kevin Chappell is the other.
NO TIME FOR FAIRY TALES: Bryson DeChambeau believes in execution a lot more than superstition.
When asked about whether he was superstitious, the 22-year-old confidently answered.
“No. Superstition … It's fairy tale-like, “ DeChambeau said.
“I don't really believe that; I believe in execution each and every shot, and if I can do that to the best of my ability that's all that matters.
His execution has been solid the first few days at the RBC Heritage. DeChambeau ranked sixth in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
The low amateur at Augusta turned pro this week. He’s finished T27 and T21 in his two starts on the PGA TOUR this season.
DeChambeau is T11 heading into Round 3.
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QUOTE OF THE DAYLast week I felt like I had gone 10 rounds of a championship fight.
Early morning practice. ⛳️ pic.twitter.com/0sgS6wS2rT— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 15, 2016
Nice to be here for the weekend in Hilton Head ... Great to have amazing support— Morgan Hoffmann (@Morgan_Hoffmann) April 15, 2016
Cont: to go from 5th place to a WD is not what I wanted! Thank you to all the fans and I am extremely grateful to play at @RBC_Heritage!— Tommy Gainey (@TwoGlovesGolf) April 15, 2016
Bryson DeChambeau makes the days of a couple of fans.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 15, 2016
The 22-year-old is currently T9. pic.twitter.com/2RsTgR4bBw