PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Friday’s weather delay that forced the second round at The Players to spill over into Saturday morning did nothing to slow Jason Day down.
The field will need to make their own moves if they have any chance of catching the world No. 1.
Day picked up his second round on Saturday with a wedge shot to 15 feet for another birdie, his sixth of the round, and played his last three holes in even par for a second-round 66 and record 15-under total.
The Australian’s 36-hole total breaks the two-round scoring record at The Players, which was set in 1994 by Greg Norman, and was good for a four-stroke lead over Shane Lowry.
“The 36-hole scoring record is great and all, but I'm looking at the big picture, I need to knuckle down here and try and keep pushing forward,” Day said. “We got two more rounds left so there is still a long way to go.”
The delay didn’t seem to bother Day, who led after 36 holes at last year’s BMW Championship with an 18 under total, and he remains bogey-free for the week.
“I'm actually glad that I stopped halfway down the fairway on [No.] 15 to come back and hit my wedge shot. Because I don't think yesterday, if I would have hit that shot, it would have stopped where it was,” Day said. “I probably would have had a 30-foot putt coming back down the hill. Which it was very speedy this morning, let alone what it was yesterday afternoon.”
Day tees off for the third round at 1:50 p.m. (ET) with Lowry and Jonas Blixt.