Day reaches catch-me-if-you-can status

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — A few observations following Saturday’s third round at the BMW Championship, in which Jason Day remains in command at 20 under. For more on all the action, click here to read the Daily Wrap-Up.

THINGS TO KNOW:


1. THE OUTLIER. Jason Day arrived at Conway Farms with a 5-shot lead but wasn’t able to punish Conway Farms as he did in the first two rounds. In fact, he suffered four bogeys, hit a ball out of bounds and needed a 20-foot birdie putt at the 18th to break 70.

Afterward, he said his 2-under 69 “really feels like I shot 80” compared to his first two rounds of 61-63.

Yet at one point, he led by 8 shots and eventually settled for a 6-shot lead, the largest 54-hole lead on the PGA TOUR this season.

That makes Sunday’s final round a catch-me-if-you-can deal, only it doesn’t seem likely anybody can catch the Australian at the moment. The real drama appears to be for second place.

“You kind of have to look at Jason as far as he’s an outlier,” said Rickie Fowler, who shot his second consecutive 66 and is now tied for fifth. “Don’t have to worry about him. There’s another tournament going on, and he’s in control of whatever he’s doing.”

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