Jason Day's first shot on Friday at the BMW Championship is for 59

Did Jason Day hole out his BMW Championship pitch for 59?



Jason Day's first shot on Friday morning was to shoot the seventh 59 in PGA Tour history. All Day had to do was hole the 44-yard pitch shot waiting for him on the par-4 ninth at Conway Farms to wrap up Round 1 of the BMW Championship.

He came up 8 feet short, then missed the birdie putt on hi final hole of the first round.

Day finished with 10-under 61, five shots clear of rookie Daniel Berger, who wrapped with a walk-off eagle of his own on the same ninth hole that will end Day's round. Starting off No. 10, Day made four birdies in his first six holes, but dropped a shot with a three-putt bogey at the par-3 17th. He recovered with birdie to go out in 4-under 32.



The three-hole stretch after the turn propelled Day well ahead of the field and inspired thoughts of a second 59 at the same venue where Jim Furyk scored the magical number in 2013. Day holed out from a fairway bunker for eagle on the par-4 first from 80 yards, then birdied the par-3 second and par-4 third. Playing partner Jordan Spieth played that stretch in 3 under par, including an ace and a chip-in birdie. Day still beat him by a shot.

Birdies on Day's last two full holes of the day got him to 10 under on the day. A 346-yard tee shot to the last set up history. Then the horn blew, suspending play, which resumed at 7:30 a.m. Central time.

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