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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Jason Day is knocking on the door of a major championship once again.

The 25-year-old Queenslander quietly positioned himself in a tie for fifth after the opening round of the PGA Championship, just two shots behind leaders Adam Scott and Jim Furyk.

Now in just his 13th major championship appearance, Day has already notched up three seconds a third and another top-10 finish in the biggest tournaments in golf.

He led the Masters earlier this year by two shots standing on the 16th tee on Sunday only to fade to third. He led the US Open on the 11th tee on Sunday only to drop to second. So while he was happy with his opening round, the one-time US Tour winner was keeping his head out of the clouds.

"It was solid," Day said modestly.

"I hit a lot of greens which was nice but I think overall, just a little sloppy. In saying that, I'm happy with a 67."

After a poor week at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational, Day knuckled down to ensure he would once again be a major championship factor.

"I played pretty poorly last week, and I worked very hard to get my game up to scratch," he said.

"It's good to see that the hard work over the last week and a half is paying off."

Day's card showed four birdies and a lone bogey but he could have easily been much deeper had his putter been a little hotter.

Then again, as is often the case when he is at his best, he also scrambled like a genius at times including a chip in from deep rough and then a screaming deliberate hook shot from a cart path around trees to find the final green.





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