Leishman extends lead at BMW Championship

Leishman extends lead at BMW Championship

Day, who last won 16 months ago, chipped in from behind the 14th green for his second eagle of the week, and then added a third eagle with one swing, which was actually a hole-in-one on the Par-3 17th hole with a 7-iron that turned into a payoff for multiple parties.

Still, it was an excellent day's work for the 33-year-old, who tapped in for birdie at the last and a round of 64.

He will donate the sedan to Evans Scholars Foundation, which funds college education for young caddies, as he has a sponsorship with Lexus.

Also closing the gap on Leishman is Rickie Fowler, who on day one had a run of six birdies.

It was a feel-good moment in charity, and on the scorecard.

But the former world No 1 paid the price for finding a greenside bunker at the 11th and, like Fowler, Day barely threatened any pins down the stretch as he closed with seven straight pars to lose ground on the resolute leader.

The BMW Championship is the next-to-last event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. His back was bothering him.

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For two days, he has looked like the Day of old.

"The 62 was obviously pretty nice but, you know, today was nearly as satisfying going into a Saturday with a lead to play the way I did, gave myself a lot of chances".

More recently, in late 2015 Leishman first overtook Sweden's Henrik Stenson on the third day of the NedBank Challenge before waltzing his way to a six-shot success in South Africa. I've had two eagles and a hole-in-one this week already, so everything's come in bunches. The ball landed in rough just short of the green, hopped out and rolled into the cup.

"The biggest thing for me was not seeing anything go in", he said.

"We were trying to land it 182 (yards) and I kind of pushed it".

Only the top 30 in the FedEx Cup rankings advance to next week's Tour Championship, where all will have a chance at the $10 million bonus pot. But getting past that, Day said there is more of a comfort level than might have been expected.

Leishman said dropping five shots on the back nine at TPC Boston, handing American world No.4 Justin Thomas his fifth Tour win of the season, was a bitter pill to swallow. When I was playing well, I didn't need to worry about it.

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