Day's hole-in-one overshadows fellow Aussie's blitz

Day's hole-in-one overshadows fellow Aussie's blitz

Jason Day fired a hole-in-one during the second round of the BMW Championship.

Day made a hole-in-one at the par-three 17th and Fowler carded a pair of eagles to stay in contention on 13 under.

'But you still have to give yourself the opportunity.

He did that and then some, his confidence boosted by his birdie at the par-four seventh, where he struck a low fizzing pitch that scuttled into the hole.

"It's nice when you can get on a run like this and hopefully I can keep it going".

The world number 22 has won twice on the PGA Tour, including the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida in March. Course: Conway Farms GC.

Day's seven-iron at the 188-yard 17th on Friday landed in the rough just in front of the green, took a couple of bounces and trickled into the hole, much to his surprise.

"We were trying to land it 182 (yards) and I kind of pushed it".

Day admitted it had been a while since his last ace.

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He also had an eagle, a chip-in from 30 feet from beyond the green at the par-five 14th.

"I've got a lot of good memories here, and the crowds are great".

The BMW Championship is the third of four playoff events on the PGA Tour.

The top-five seeds are guaranteed to win the $10 million FedEx bonus prize should they claim the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Meanwhile, Justin Rose finished the second round in 68 to leave him seven under overall and joint 12th on the leader board, with fellow Englishman Paul Casey one shot behind in 22nd place.

Jordan Spieth, No. 1 in the FedEx Cup after successive runner-up finishes in the playoff events, only managed a 70 and joined Mickelson in the group at 135.

But Day need only look back to a year ago for a source of inspiration, as Rory McIlroy flipped a mediocre season on its head with a pair of postseason wins that netted the FedExCup title. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy saw his slim hopes of defending the FedEx Cup playoff title dwindle further as his second-round 69 left him 15 off the lead. "I think everything's coming in bunches right now".

McIlroy had another up and down day, sinking five birdies, but giving shots back with a double bogey on six and a bogey on 13.