Golf: Despite struggles, Jason Day could still make The Open cut


After shooting a 69 on Thursday, Jason Day settled for a 76 in a wind-battered, rain-delayed 2nd round. Paul Childs, Reuters

Jason Day finished with a 6-over-par 76 in the 2nd round of The Open on Friday, his chance of making the weekend rounds looking good despite weather conditions hampering his campaign.

The Australian former world No. 1 was projected to miss the cut when he finished his round at Royal Birkdale, but as the day progressed and the scores shot up because of strong winds Day will mostly likely advance.

At the time this story was posted, the 2nd round wasn’t done yet after play was suspended because of rains.

After shooting a 69 on Thursday, Day couldn’t stay below par, hitting double-bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes.

Day’s two-round score stood at 145.

Although this is another week at a major tournament he’d rather forget — his performance was atrocious in the recent US Open — his fashion statement on the links won’t soon be lost in fans’ memories.

Day busted out his Air Jordan I PE golf shoes on Thursday, pairing his high-top kicks with joggers.

He reverted to a more conservative look on Friday, so whether the dip in his play has to do with the shoes or not is up for debate.

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