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Day, Fil-Aussie golfer, poses with ‘trophy’

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Jason Day had a one-shot lead at Firestone and already was posing with the trophy.

Just not the Bridgestone Invitational trophy.

The Cleveland Cavaliers had their gold NBA Finals trophy on display at various parts of the golf course on Friday, and Day couldn’t resist getting a picture.

The Australian who makes his home outside Columbus loves the Cavs, and he was seen courtside at a game last year. He was sitting next to his wife, Ellie, who suffered a mild concussion when she was body slammed by LeBron James when he chased after a loose ball.

“Ellie took a photo with me,’’ Day said, “and LeBron James didn’t come and tackle us. So that was a neat thing.’’

It’s also neat to see his name atop the leaderboard, which is getting to be familiar for the world’s No. 1 player.

Already a three-time winner this year, Day made a pair of late birdies for a 1-under 69 and had a one-shot lead over David Lingmerth.