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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 23 February, 2020

Jason Day had the whole night to think about this chip for a 59

Day shoots the best round of his PGA Tour career on day one at the BMW Championship.

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SOMETIMES, YOU REALLY don’t want to sleep on things for a night.

Jason Day played some of the best golf of his life on Thursday, shooting 10-under for his first 17 holes in the opening round of the BMW Championship.

Check it out:

Source: PGA TOUR/YouTube

An eagle on his final hole, the short par-four ninth, would have given finish with a brilliant 59 and placed him a very exclusive club.

He never got the chance to finish his round on Thursday though and, after hitting his tee-shot, weather forced play to be suspended for the rest of the evening.

Day returned early this morning where he faced this 44-yard wedge for his place in the history books:

Source: PGA Tour

If that was a little bit undercooked, he was desperately unlucky not to see his 10-footer for birdie hit the bottom of the cup:

Source: PGA Tour

Still, the 61 was the best round of Day’s PGA Tour career. He leads by four shots with Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson among the chasing pack on six-under.

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