Four days after countryman Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters, Day and Leishman shot 4-under 67 to finish two strokes behind Davis on Thursday at Harbour Town.
Davis lost a playoff to Jim Furyk in 2010 at Harbour Town after calling a penalty on himself. This time, the Englishman birdied eight of his final 14 holes for a 65 to pull past Day and Leishman, who were back in contention after falling short Sunday at Augusta National.
Kevin Streelman and Charley Hoffman were a stroke behind Davis at 66, while Johnson Wagner also shot 67. U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson led a large group at 68.
LPGA LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP)—Suzann Pettersen rebounded from her lone bogey with three back-nine birdies at wind-swept Ko Olina to take the second-round lead in the LPGA Lotte Championship.
The 32-year-old Norwegian, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner ranked sixth in the world, shot a 3-under 69 in her afternoon round to reach 10-under 134. She had consecutive victories late last season in South Korea and Taiwan and won a Ladies European Tour event last month in China.
Defending champion Ai Miyazato was a stroke back after a 68 in the morning session. The Japanese player, a nine-time winner on the LPGA Tour, had five birdies in a late six-hole stretch.
Pettersen got to 8 under with a birdie on the par-3 fourth, then dropped two strokes behind Miyazato with a bogey on the par-4 10th. The European Solheim Cup star rallied with birdies on the par-4 11th, par-5 13th and par-3 16th and closed with consecutive pars.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP)—Chile's Felipe Aguilar, Denmark's Morten Madsen and France's Gary Stal shot 4-under 68 at Parador de El Saler to share the first-round lead in the Spanish Open.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano was in the group a stroke back, and fellow Spanish star Sergio Garcia opened with a 72 that included a double bogey on the par-3 fourth hole. Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez had a 76 in his return to competition after breaking his leg skiing in December.
American Peter Uihlein shot 70.