Golf: Day's Sparks PGA Repeat Hopes With Birdie Binge

Golf: Day's sparks PGA repeat hopes with birdie binge

SPRINGFIELD, United States, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th july,2016) - With his hopes of defending the PGA Championship title seemingly poised on a knife's edge, Australia's top-ranked Jason Day unleashed a run of seven birdies in eight holes to leap among the leaders. After finding a bunker and missing a four-foot bogey putt at Baltusrol's sixth hole, Day found himself at level par for the year's final major tournament, well off the pace. Day answered with two short birdie putts at eight and nine and a 17-footer at the 10th to swing momentum his way.

Following a par at 11, Day sank a 10-foot birdie putt at the par-3 12th, an 18-foot birdie putt at 13 and one twice that long at 14 before ending with a five-yard birdie at 15.

"I gave myself a little bit of a kick in the bum with the double bogey on seven.

It was a bit of a mess there," Day said. "Being able to come back and birdie eight and nine really made things a lot better for me on the back side. "Just kept on setting myself up for opportunities.

Even when I was kind of out of position, either in a fairway bunker or just in the rough, I had perfect angles. So that was quite nice. "I'm super stoked about what happened today. It's a good solid round."