PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The course record at TPC Sawgrass nearly fell again — twice, actually.
A day after Jason Day became the fifth player to record a 9-under par 63 at the Players Championship, journeyman Colt Knost stood on the 18th green 10-under par, a two-putt away from a 62.
A little later, world No. 3 Rory McIlroy needed to birdie the par-5 ninth — his final hole of Friday's second round — to reach 10-under himself.
Neither player would make history.
Knost three-putted, lipping out from 5 feet for par, to settle for a share of the record and a nice bounce-back from an opening 72.
"I was a little nervous over the...