Jason Day WD's from Arnold Palmer Invitational with back injury
Mar 10 2019
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood (66) and former major victor Keegan Bradley (68) share the 36-hole lead at nine under - four strokes ahead of a five-way tie for third including reigning British Open champion Francesco Molinari.
Without an equipment contract, Fleetwood has a mixed bag of clubs.
He had five brands of equipment in his bag, and two new ones stood one.
Lefty drove his ball under a netting fence separating the course form a neighbouring backyard and was forced to turn over one of his irons and take a right-handed swipe.
Woods has racked up career earnings of $7.6 million at the event.
Marc Leishman impressed with a battling an even par 72, a remarkable effort after being 4-over through six holes. The ball landed just right and rolled out to 6 feet behind the flag on the upper right shelf of the green.
He made that eagle putt, too.
World number two Justin Rose hit a 70 to sit six shots off the pace but the tournament ended early for five times major victor Phil Mickelson, who failed to make the cut after a six-over 78 that included three bogeys and two doubles.
"My back was sore when I was practicing from Tuesday to Saturday, and I was going to practice on Sunday, but I woke up and couldn't really walk or sit in the vehicle, " said Day, who has a history of back issues. A year ago it got firm on the weekend. "If I'm sitting here at four under we're looking at a really good round, so I've got to clean the speed up on the greens a little bit tomorrow and I should be fine".