Jason Day breaks course record during Players Championship

The Aussie shot a 36-hole round and holds a lead over Shane Lowry

BY Chris Jordan 17:30 Saturday 14 May 2016, 17:30 14 May 2016

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Australian and World number one Jason Day will take a four shot lead into the third round of the Players Championship after setting a new 36-hole scoring record at Sawgrass.

Play resumed this morning after weather forced a suspension on Friday but it didn't affect Day as he shot a third birdie in succession when he made his way back to the fairways. 

He followed that up with pars on the final three meaning he added a 66 to his 63 on Thursday for a 15 under par total of 129, one stroke better than Greg Norman's previous record in 1994. 

Shane Lowry is Day's closest competitor, as he sits four shts behind on -11, with the Offaly man completing a round of 68 on Friday. 


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