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Day co-leads at RBC Heritage heading into weekend

Weekend Preview — PGA Tour – RBC Heritage — Harbour Town Golf Links — HiltonPrint Head Island, South Carolina —

Three players – including World No. 1 Jason Day – engineered their way to the overnight co-lead at the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island.

At 6-under, the Aussie is tied with Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman.

Day, who has six victories in his last 14 tournament starts, captured two straight PGA Tour titles last month winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC-Dell Match Play. Day opened the week as a 6-to-1 betting favorite at www.golfodds.com.

Jason Day current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR) Jason Day

Jason Day current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR) Jason Day

After a long week at Augusta, can Day keep it rolling for 36 more holes at the RBC Heritage? If so, he should win it. But, there are a host of players within striking distance other than Hoffman and Chappell, who is looking for his maiden PGA Tour title.

Former World No. 1 Luke Donald, Russell Knox and Patton Kizzire sit one shot back at T-4. Donald lost this event to a hole-out in 2014 on the 72nd hole. He also has three Top 5 efforts in his last seven trips to Harbour Town.

He opened at 50-1 odds to start the week, while Chappell clocked in at 80-1.

Featuring Matt Kuchar, Chris Kirk and David Lingmerth, watch out of a player at T-7 and 4-under to make a move Saturday in round three. Kuchar won this title in 2014 and has been trending, while Lingmerth captured the Memorial last season.

Chris Kirk finished runner-up to Billy Horschel for the FedEx Cup standings just a FedExCupfew seasons ago.

Several Masters hangovers missed the cut in Hilton Head including Paul Casey, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell and Danny Lee. Bryson DeChambeau, making his professional debut, made the cut.

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