Jason Day celebrates with fans after he sunk a 60-foot putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament.
Jason Day celebrates with fans after he sunk a 60-foot putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament. Tony Gutierrez

Birdie streak puts Jason Day in contention in Texas

GOLF: Jason Day says things are "starting to click” after a round of seven-under 63 shot him up the leaderboard at the Byron Nelson tournament in Texas.

Day went into the final round overnight two shots off the lead held by American James Hahn on 12 under who shot a 64.

The Australian had a run of five birdies in a row in the middle of his round followed by a 60-footer at the 17th, in a round that was the best of the day.

The former world No.1 said that getting back to the top of the rankings was also a motivation as he got back to his best form.

"Finally I think things are starting to click,” he said.

"I am starting to work a lot harder and the desire to get back to No.1 in the world is obviously starting to come back too.

"So this is a good step in the right direction.

"I just need to stay calm because obviously there is one more round to go. I can't get ahead of myself. I have to come out and enjoy the challenge and go from there.”

Billy Horschel, who birdied his last three holes for a 66, is outright second.

Defending Nelson champion and Masters winner Sergio Garcia had a six-under 64 to rocket up the leaderboard into a tie for sixth at eight under.



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