Jason's day to forget on PGA Tour

Jason Day has missed the cut after a second-round 77 at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico

Jason Day has had a day to forget as he prepares for next month's Down Under trip to contest the Australian Open and Presidents Cup.

The former world No.1 racked up a a six-over-par 77 and missed the cut at the US PGA Tour's Mayakoba Classic in Mexico.

Day needed one of captain Ernie Els' discretionary captains picks last week to get into the 12-man International team which will battle the United States in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.

He would be glad Els didn't get to ponder his triple bogey, double bogey and five bogeys on Saturday as he missed the halfway cut by five shots.

The 77 was Day's worst score on the PGA Tour outside the four major championships since May 2017.

Former amateur standout Harris English surged to the halfway lead when he chipped in for birdie at the final hole for a seven-under-par 64.

At 13-under 129, he was one stroke ahead of fellow American Vaughn Taylor (66) and two ahead of another resurgent American, Brendon Todd (68).

Aaron Baddeley was the best of the Australians, tied 23rd after a 67 while Matt Jones (69, -2) also made the cut.