PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – According to Jason Day, every player on Tour has an uncomfortable club in the bag.
“We just don’t talk about it,” Day said Tuesday at TPC Sawgrass. “I’m OK with talking about it.”
The world No. 1’s least favorite club is 3-wood. Sure, he can carry it 285 yards with the greatest of ease, but he also tends to overcook a draw with it on occasion.
“Ever since I was a kid…” he said.
Day said that he could be tempted to hit 3-wood off the tee between 4-7 times per round depending on wind conditions and various other factors. There will be times he’ll opt for 2-iron off the tee instead, giving up 30 yards of distance in an attempt to find the fairway. His 2-iron, after all, carries a mere 250 yards.
“Depends how comfortable I feel,” he said. “The last few weeks that I've been using (3-wood) has been fine. I just got to get up there and try and not think about it too much and hit the shot.
“But we'll see how it goes. I feel good about my game and I'm looking forward to the challenge this week.”
Day has three missed cuts and two top-20 finishes in five career starts at The Players.