Jason Day, of Australia, watches his putt on the 13th green during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Friday, March 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Phelan M. Ebenhack
March 18, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jason Day made a 35-foot birdie putt to end a day in which just about everything went his way. He shot a 7-under 65 on Friday morning and built a five-shot lead midway through the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

With the first major of the year approaching, Day looked much more like the player who reached No. 1 in the world last year than someone who had struggled to get into contention.

Jamie Lovemark had another 68 and was five shots behind.

Rory McIlroy followed his 75 with a 67 that at least assured him of playing the weekend. He still was 11 shots behind.

Adam Scott was among those playing in the afternoon at Bay Hill.

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