If your name was Daniel Berger or Brendon Todd, you had to feel pretty good about your first two rounds at the BMW Championship. It's the penultimate tournament to determine this year's FedEx Cup winner in the world of professional golf. Ten million bucks and a place in history await whoever comes out on top.
Then again, did you ever hear of Daniel or Brendon? Me neither, though who doesn't like a good Burger or a potent Toddy once in a while? Sorry.
Dan'l and Bren stormed the course indeed, both shooting the low-low score of 129 after two rounds. Slice it and dice it however you will, but 129 on a championship course (13 under par) is very impressive stuff after 36 holes.
And then they looked around and discovered they were 5 strokes back. That's a wow. How the hell could that be?
Turns out, one Jason Day continues to be on quite the roll. The Aussie is playing lights out golf. Booming 300+ drives, sparkling iron play, and laserish putting from all over the greens. Day shot 61-63 for the first two rounds to check in at 18 under par. That's a definite wow.
[Of course we always have to hear the latest regarding Tiger. He just had another top-secret back surgery, but has assured his flock he'll be ready for next season. That's a yawn. It's over Eldrick. Only you and your groupies refuse to comprehend the obvious].
In the third round, Day fell off a bit. He only carded a 2 under 69. But at 20 under par, he set a record for the lowest score after 54 holes. A record is a record. Another wow.
The Day Tripper enjoys a 6 stroke lead heading into the final round. A few of the usual suspects have crept up the leader board to be in semi-contention. Rory McIlroy lurks at 13 under, but the poor Irish lad hasn't been the same since he played hide the blarney with that Russian tennis star a while back.
Rickey Fowler sits at 12 under. Can he beat Jason by eight strokes or more on Sunday? Not likely.
Dustin Johnson is tied with Rickey, but not to worry. He'll fold on Sunday, because he always does.
Kevin Na? Nah.
Right now Jason Day is playing like Jordan Spieth did earlier in the year. He's on his level, and everybody else is looking up. And the wows just keep on coming.
Here's rooting for JD. He's a good dude and a class act, both on and off the course. Maybe not Mick Dundee, but who needs to live in the outback and wrestle crocodiles when they're the best golfer in the world?
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!