Jason Day among early leaders at Memorial

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 02, 2018 08:06 AM
Jason Day among early leaders at Memorial
Jason Day, from Australia, watches his shot from the 15th tee during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jason Day found himself in a foreign place on his home course at the Memorial — atop the leaderboard.

Day birdied three of his last five holes Friday for another 4-under 68, leaving him tied for the early 36-hole lead. Day was at 8-under 136, along Hideki Matsuyama (71), Wesley Bryan (68) and J.B. Holmes (66).

Day is a member at Muirfield Village, though that hasn't translated well. His best finish is a tie for 15th in his nine previous appearances, and the Australian has never been closer than five shots going into the weekend.

The group at 6-under 138 included Dustin Johnson, who has played the par 5s in just 1 under for two rounds.

Jordan Spieth bogeyed his last two holes and was certain to miss the cut.

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