Looking to better his runner up finish in 2011, Jason Day is in his happy place and ready to compete.
Since the withdrawal from the WGC Match Play, Jason Day was unsure if he would be stepping onto the hallowed Augusta turf on the 6th April. Thankfully, some good news regarding his mother has allowed Jason to tee it up with the rest of the golfing elite in Georgia to prepare for the first major of 2017.
Three 9-hole practice rounds and some intense work with his long-time caddy and coach Colin Swatton and Jason is feeling ready to fulfil a lifelong dream of winning the Green Jacket. "I’m hitting it well so far so hopefully that can continue and get even tighter by Thursday." The combination of confidence and a record of 3 top 10 finishes in 6 appearances hint that Jason will be battling it out on the back 9 on Sunday.
“For the first time in about a month-and-a-half, I’m happy to be on the golf course; I’m enjoying myself again and I’m thankful to compete at the Masters, which I absolutely love,” said Day. The 29-year-old, who claimed his first major title at the 2015 US PGA Championship certainly has the skill set required to produce a 2nd career major this week. The short game specialist, with his unique chipping technique and a putting stroke envied by all who play golf, should suit the short game demands that Augusta throws at players during this week. Since switching to the Spider putter in 2016 Jason Day has putted phenomenally, influencing many of the game’s best players to switch into the Spider.
Admitting a victory would result in an overload of emotions, Jason Day will look to summon the courage of his mother Dening during the tournament, and a victory would throw up a story only the sporting arena conjures up.