Jason Day – Impressive return

While none of the large group of Australians to make the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open are in contention at this stage, all are within one good round of contending for the title over at Torrey Pines’ South Course over the final 36 holes.

The group is headed by Marc Leishman and Jason Day who have shown in the past that the venue is very much one that fits their eye. Day has won this event previously and won a World Junior Championship here during his amateur days while Leishman has been twice runner-up.

The pair are at 4 under and six shots behind Ryan Palmer but are only four shots from the second placed Brandt Snedeker.

Day’s second round of 67 over the North Course was particularly impressive given it was just his second round since returning from a lengthy break and that he continues to be restricted by the back issues that have plagued him for much of his career.

Day birdied four of his last five holes to put himself into the tournament and with the opening two rounds under his belt further improvement could be expected.

Cameron Percy, Cameron Smith and Cameron Davis are at 3 under and tied for 38th while Rhein Gibson is at 2 under with Aaron Baddeley and Matt Jones at 1 under.

The leader, Palmer, has been in good form of late finishing 4th in Hawaii last week and has finished runner-up in this event previously.