Jason Day was pleased with his second round as he stayed in contention at the US PGA Championship on Friday.
The Australian carded a one-under 69 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco to be two shots behind leader Li Haotong.
Day, the 2015 champion, was happy with his performance in tougher conditions.
"The course played a little bit, obviously, a lot harder today for us in the afternoon. I know that the guys got a lot stronger wind yesterday," he said.
"So to be able to walk off beating the golf course and shooting 69 today, I was pretty pleased with that."
Day will head into the weekend in contention for a second major win and first victory since 2018.
The 32-year-old said he had tried to take a different approach after a difficult year, which has included four missed cuts in 11 events.
"I've been in such a terrible head space for the last six months that I'm trying to have a better outlook, a better attitude about it," Day said.
"When you wake up in the morning, you have a better attitude and you're excited to go to the golf course.
"It makes things like a day like today where it's difficult seem a lot better than coming out, if you had a terrible attitude or you're not feeling that great. You could potentially come out here and shoot yourself out of the lead or out of contention.
"I'm excited for the next two days. It's going to be a lot of fun. It's going to be tough. It should be a good weekend."