Day ties course record at Sawgrass with 63 for the lead

BY foxsports • May 12, 2016

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jason Day putted for birdie on every hole Thursday and made half of them for a 9-under 63 that tied the course record and gave him a two-shot lead at The Players Championship.

Day played alongside Jordan Spieth, who was playing for the first time since losing a five-shot lead on the back nine at the Masters. Spieth had another poor finish at the TPC Sawgrass to post a 72 on a day that felt like hard work. He missed a 3-foot putt and took double bogey on his last hole. He was 3 over on his last five holes.

Masters champion Danny Willett opened with a 70.

Day only missed three greens - all of them just off the putting surface.

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