Jason Day BOUNCES BACK at Travelers Championship shooting 8-under-par on day two

Jason Day has plummeted to 71st in the world rankings, having previously been World No. 1, but he has returned to fine form at the Travelers Championship. 

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Fri, 25 Jun 2021
Jason Day BOUNCES BACK at Travelers Championship shooting -under-par on day two

Major champion Jason Day made a welcome return to form on the second day at the Travelers Championship, firing a score of 8-under-par on Friday at TPC River Highlands.

Day began his week with a moderate round of 1-under-par on Thursday, but he started in superb style in his second round with three birdies in his first nine holes, as he started on the 10th hole.

The Australian then made birdies on four of the first five holes of his second nine, as he surged up the leaderboard. He added one more birdie at the 7th hole to finish with a score of 62 on a great day for the 2015 PGA champion. 

Day finished on 9-under-par for the tournament and hit the front of the field briefly before American Kramer Hickok moved to 10-under-par in Connecticut.

The former World No. 1 has missed the cut in three of his last four tournaments and has only placed once in the top 10 on the PGA Tour in his last 13 starts.

Golf fans and experts will hope that Day has finally put his bad spell behind him, as his recent play does not reflect his record of 12 wins on the PGA Tour, including a win at the PGA Championship in 2015.

In the same year, the 33-year-old also won the Farmers Insurance Open, the RBC Canadian Open, the Barclays and the BMW Championship. It was a truly groundbreaking season for a massively talented golfer.

2013 US Open champion Justin Rose also flew up the leaderboard on day two at the Travelers Championship and it looked as though he could achieve a score of 59 at one stage.

The Englishman was 8-under-par through 14 holes on Friday, but a bogey at the par-4 15th hole put an end to this. Nonetheless, he shot a 63 and finished on 7-under-par for the tournament and in the thick of contention heading into the weekend.