|Jason Day (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)|
Jason Day has surged into second spot at the 2011 US Masters. Day posted an 8-under 64 this morning, the best round of the US Masters so far which included 8 birdies including five on the back nine.
So often the case in golf, you play better if your partners are playing well. Day played alongside leader Rory McIlroy who keeps a two shot lead going into day three. The third young star of the group, Rickie Fowler is in a tie for seventh at 5-under par.
“It was fun playing with Rory and Rickie out there,” Day said. “I can’t even remember shooting 8 under. It was just a lot of great golf and I’m looking forward to the weekend.”
I didn’t see that coming. Day is more than capable of shooting low numbers, probably more so than any other Aussie on tour but his form was patchy at best.
Don’t forget Geoff Ogilvy
He had this to say after his opening round 69. “Obviously there are a few guys who had a few lower but three more (69s) and I’ll probably be looking semi decent.”
He shot another 69 today and is in a tie for fifth spot at 6-under par. He has his head firmly in the right spot this week.
What about the other Aussies?
Adam Scott and Aaron Baddeley made the cut with 2-under 70s today. Robert Allenby and Stuart Appleby have missed the cut.
One final thought – Fred Couples
Fred Couples, the 1992 champion, had a 4-under par 68 today. He is five shots behind McIlroy. A win would make him the oldest US Masters champion ever.