Day fit and firing for Sawgrass
Jason Day says he is over his recent back injury issues as he prepares for this week's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
The Australian was forced to pull out of last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational after managing just six holes of the opening round at Bay Hill, but now appears to be over the issue.
Day returned to practice on Monday morning at Sawgrass, swinging the club for the first time since Bay Hill, and told reporters that he was feeling in much better shape.
“I feel great,” said Day, who arrived on Sunday night before playing 18 holes on Monday. “My back feels a lot better.”
Day won the Players in 2016, and despite his back issues, has started 2019 in a positive manner when finishing in the top five at both the Farmers Insurance Open and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
He is looking for his first PGA Tour win since claiming the Wells Fargo Championship last May and will be hoping his back holds out over the four rounds.
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.