BMW play suspended with Day chasing 59 on last hole

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Jason Day's shot at 59 will have to wait until the morning. 

First-round play at the BMW Championship was suspended because of inclement weather Thursday, with Day on the last hole and needing to hole a 44-yard wedge shot to card the seventh 59 in PGA Tour history. 

Play will resume at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday. The second round will begin at 10 a.m. ET, earlier than anticipated, because of more rain in the forecast.

Day, who has won twice in his last three starts, was 10 under par for the day and four shots clear of the field heading to his last hole. 

Jordan Spieth shook off two consecutive missed cuts by making an ace on his 11th hole of the day, then adding four more birdies to sit at 5 under on the last. 

Play was suspended at 5:22 p.m. ET with 52 players still on the course. Rookie Daniel Berger has the lowest score in the clubhouse, with a 6-under 65. 

If Day can hole his pitch shot, it would be the second 59 in the last four rounds here at Conway Farms. Jim Furyk shot golf’s magic number in the second round in 2013. He eventually tied for third.