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The Tour Report

September 4 2011

5:45 PM

Day back in the hunt at TPC Boston

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

NORTON, Mass. -- Jason Day is back in familiar territory at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

He's not tied for the lead, as he was a year ago entering the final round, but the 23-year-old Aussie certainly has a great chance to pickup the second win of his PGA TOUR career. Day is 10 under, one stroke behind Bubba Watson, with the Labor Day finish on the horizon.

Day "It's exciting," Day said. "It's always good to be in contention, especially in a Playoff event. I know that if I can finish solid tomorrow, if I win, it's going to obviously propel me up the FedExCup rankings and hopefully secure a spot in the TOUR Championship, which would be nice.

"But first things first. I'm just going to go back and rest up tonight and just try and relax and mentally prepare to play tomorrow."

Day had a lot of positives to reflect on Sunday night. He made an eagle and three birdies while dropping just one shot to par. He finished particularly strong -- making a 28-footer for birdie at the 17th hole and getting up and down from the left rough for another at the 18th.

Sunday's round was Day's 10th in the 60s at TPC Boston, including nine of the last 11 he’s played here. The young Aussie, who entered the week ranked 15th in the FedExCup, is a cumulative 40 under, as well.

"I really, really enjoy coming back here," Day said. "When I first came over (to the United States) and started playing amateur events, one of the first tournaments that I played was the Northeast Amateur, which is at Wannamoisett, and it's not too far down the road here. The people are great here. They've always treated me really, really great.
"I really like the golf course. I think it sets up really nice for me. I don't know what it is. We're really close here in the RV, and it just feels good. I feel really good about my game right now."