With an eerie resemblance of a US Open set-up, Jason Day is quite content to play the waiting game at the Players Championship knowing patience is key.
The Australian posted a solid one-under 71 on Friday to be three-under for the tournament at TPC Sawgrass.
He is six off the pace set by midway leader Lee Westwood but knows how quick it can all unfold with the dangerous layout.
"You have to be very patient out there," said the former world No.1. "When you look at some of the pin locations, you're like okay, this is great, I've got a birdie opportunity here, and it just suckers you into going at it.
"If you don't pull the shot off, it's down the hill and you've got a short-side chip coming back up the hill."
Day knows first hand how to play the course over the weekend having won the Players Championship before.
But the former world No.1 will have to keep close tabs on Westwood, who continues to roll back the years just six weeks out from his 48th birthday.
The in-form Englishman, who finished second to Bryson DeChambeau in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, added a blemish-free second round of 66 to go with his opening 69 to be nine under.
He leads by one from compatriot Matt Fitzpatrick, who carded a second consecutive 68.
Day, however, is happy where he is.
"I think overall it's nice to be three under," Day said. "There's two more days.
"It would be nice to get the putter going. Unfortunately, the thing has let me down.
"If I can just get the putter going on those birdie putts, some things like kind of move my way, then I feel like I'm in a good position.
"I feel like I'm striking the ball well enough to give myself opportunities."