SAN DIEGO – It’s one of the great mysteries out here: How can Jason Day, 26 and immensely talented, have only one PGA Tour title to his credit?
The Australian feels like he should have won more than once too, and his main goal for 2014 is to notch his second win on Tour.
Just like that, he has given himself a great opportunity to make good on his goal. Taking advantage of the easier North Course, the world No. 10 fired a bogey-free 66 Thursday to sit just two shots off the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open.
“It’s easy to say, oh, I want to win more than just once, but you really have to want to win,” he said. “There’s a difference between wanting to win and just saying you’re going to win.”
Day, who won the World Cup of Golf in November, is making his first start after a six-week layoff. He has an unusual off-season setup in that he lives not in the warm climes of South Florida or the Arizona desert but instead calls Columbus, Ohio, home.
Day says he’s been able to stay sharp – even when the temperature drops to a wind chill of minus-30 – with a net in his garage, where he hits balls to keep his body loose. Last week he tightened up his game in Palm Springs, and he entered this week more motivated than ever.
“I really, really wanted to get off to a good start this week,” he said. “I got off to a good start with a 66, and hopefully that will follow through the next three days.”