For a guy who wasn’t even going to play at The Barclays a few days ago, Jason Day sure is seeming to enjoy himself.
The PGA Championship winner fired a 7-under 63 Saturday in New York to forge a tie atop the leader board Korea’s Sang Moon Bae at 11-under.
Day 1 and 2 leader Bubba Watson is a stroke back at 10-under, but it’s truly anyone’s tournament at this point, with a host of players within five strokes of the lead.
Day had just one blemish on Saturday, a bogey on No. 17, but he sandwiched it between an eagle on 16 and a birdie on 18.
Bae, Day’s playing partner on the day, also shot a 63, overcoming two bogeys on the back nine thanks to four birdies in his first seven holes and four more on his last five.
Watson shot a 67, with only one bogey, and is tied for third with Ryan Palmer, who also shot a 65.
Although he’s nowhere near the top of the leader board, the buzz of the day centered around American Brian Harman, who became just the third player in PGA history to achieve two aces in the same round.
After bogeying his first two holes Saturday, he aced No. 3, then added another ace on No. 14.