Firestone: Jason Day leads by one

Jason Day, seeking his fourth victory of the season, will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend following a second round one-under par 69 in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, on Friday.

Day, No. 1 in the World Ranking, birdied the 16th and 17th holes, but bogeyed the 18th, and is four-under par 136, one stroke ahead of David Lingmerth of Sweden and two ahead of a threesome that includes first-round leader William McGirt.


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Jordan Spieth, meanwhile, was fighting his swing for the second straight day, but his putter was unable to compensate to the degree it did in the first round. Spieth shot a one-over par 71 and trails Day by three.

“I thought the course played possibly a couple strokes tougher today,” Spieth said. “I just didn’t hit that many fairways, but held it together again to remain in a good position for the weekend.

“Hopefully it clicks here soon and we can shoot a few under on the his golf course. I feel pretty good about being in the thick of things again.”