Sep 18, 2015 7:05 PM by Associated Press
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - A long day for Jason Day ended even better than it began, thanks to an eagle putt at the 18th that extended his lead to five shots at the BMW Championship.
He shot an 8-under 63 to set a 36-hole tournament record at 18 under. Day's closest pursuers were rookie Daniel Berger and Brendon Todd. Todd finished off Friday's round of 63 by holing out an 81-yard wedge shot at No. 18. Berger made his move with four birdies in a five-hole stretch en route to a 30 on the front nine.
Day returned to the course early Friday to finish his rain-delayed first round. With a chance to make history - he needed to hole a 44-yard wedge shot for eagle and a PGA Tour record-tying 59 - Day made par instead, narrowly missing a birdie putt and carding a 61.
After shooting 32 on the front nine to start the second round, the Aussie strung together four birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back, then capped it off with an 43-foot downhill putt for eagle at No. 18.
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