A STRING of birdies has Jason Day two shots off the lead going into the final round of the Byron Nelson tournament in Texas.
Day had five birdies in a row midway through the third round and then a 60-footer at the 17th, in a seven-under 63 round that was the best of the day and got him to 10 under for the tournament.
American James Hahn leads on 12 under after a bogey-free six-under 64. Jason Kokrak, who set a 36-hole record with a five-stroke lead, is tied with Day in third after a third round 72.
The last birdie for Day in his long streak came after driving the green at the 311-yard par-4 11th and two-putting from 37 feet.
Day’s only bogey came when he blasted out of greenside bunker at the 14th, then pushed his 4-foot par chance just left of the hole.
Jason Day celebrates his mighty putt on the 17th with the fans.Source:AP
When his 60-footer at the par-3 17th caught the left edge of the cup and dropped in, Day lifted both arms into the air, pumping his right fist while still grasping the putter in the other hand.
“Seemed like it was on auto pilot today, which was nice for a change,” Day said.
“It always helps when things are clicking that way.”
Billy Horschel, who birdied his last three holes for a 66, is outright second.
Defending Nelson champion and Masters winner Sergio Garcia had a six-under 64 to rocket up the leaderboard into a tie for sixth at eight under.
Originally published asMassive putt helps put Day right in contention
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