Campbell leads RBC after 64, Day sits in 5th

Second Round — PGA Tour — RBC Canadian Open — Glen Abbey Golf Club — Ontario, Canada —

Chad Campbell shot 9-under-63 to reach 14-under overall and claim the halfway lead at the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open in Ontario.

Campbell, 41, was bogey-free on his round. The four-time PGA Tour champion nearly won the Masters at one point. He lost to Angel Cabrera in a playoff that included Kenny Perry at Augusta National.

With a pair of 8th-place finishes this season, Campbell hasn’t won since 2007. He leads Brian Harman by a pair of shots, while David Hearn sits T-3 at 11-under alongside Johnson Wagner.

Jason Day, who missed out on the Open Championship playoff by a shot last week, rallied to card a 66 Friday at Glen Abbey Golf Club. It moved him to 10-under. He opens the week in 5th place looking for his second win of 2015. Day captured the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines back in February.

Campbell opened the week at as a 125-to-1 long shot to win the 106th playing of the Canadian Open. Harman was 66-1, while Canada’s Hearn was 80-1. Day came in as the betting favorite at 8-1 odds and ranked No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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