Jason Day surges into the lead at BMW Championship

FedExCup update: Phil thrilled to be back in the hunt

Fowler had a chance to take the lead by reaching the par-5 8th hole in two shots, but three-putted for par.

Day's 13-under total leaves him with a share of the clubhouse lead alongside world No.10 Rickie Fowler (64) and countryman Leishman, who has picked up four shots through 12 holes. Although in some ways, Jason Day has been on top at Conway Farms for the last 24 months.

"My last hole-in-one was at Turning Stone (Resort Championship) in 2008, so I've had a bit of a dry spell", Day said after his round.

Day actually has made three bogeys under ideal scoring conditions, but he has compensated with five birdies and an eagle in 14 holes.

"We definitely, to be out here on Tour we give back a lot and BMW be able to give back as well to a student being able to go through college is huge", Day said, according to Golf.com. So, hopefully I can keep doing what I'm doing. "I can't get too far ahead of myself".

4 p.m.: Big par putt for Jason Day at No. 10 to stay T-2 at 15 under. Day also won a auto and, not long after signing his card, he chose to donate that to the foundation to pay for another full scholarship. You know, I've had two eagles and a hole-one-one this week already, so it's just...

American Patrick Cantlay is solo fourth at 10-under after a 65, while Italy's Francesco Molinari sits alone in fifth place at nine-under following his 65.

It hasn't been easy for everyone, particularly defending champion Dustin Johnson.

"I would love to sign off on a good note, it would be nice to have something positive to go into the off season with but I am excited to get ready for next year".

McIlroy won the Tour Championship past year to scoop the lucrative FedEx Cup bonus, but world number two Jordan Spieth leads the rankings.

Jordan Spieth, No. 1 in the FedEx Cup after successive runner-up finishes in the playoff events, only managed a 70 and joined Mickelson in the group at 135.

The 28-year-old Northern Irishman captured the FedEx Cup title last year - and its $10 million bonus jackpot - but is now projected to finish 60th unless he makes a big move over the final two round, estimating he needed "a couple of 65s" to make any impact.



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