Day shines again in tough conditions


SAN DIEGO – Players said all week that Torrey Pines more closely resembled a U.S. Open venue than a regular PGA Tour stop.

Tough test? No surprise, Jason Day found himself with another chance to win.

Day, who has five top-10 finishes in just 13 career major starts, shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to finish one shot behind Scott Stallings at the Farmers Insurance Open.

“Overall,” he said, “I’m very happy with myself, how I played, how I handled myself.”

Tied for the lead, Day missed a 10-foot par putt on 17, then bounced back with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th to finish at 8-under 280 (66-73-73-68).

This was the Australian’s first start since his drought-busting victory at the World Cup of Golf in his home country. Though he remains stuck on one career PGA Tour title, he hasn’t finished outside the top 25 in his last nine worldwide starts.