SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Jason Day didn’t even wait for the entire question.
“Would you have preferred to have been in the last group with Jimmy ... ,” a reporter asked the world No. 1 late Sunday at the PGA Championship.
“Yes,” Day quickly shot back.
Torrential rain kept the final five groups from teeing off for the third round on Saturday and forced officials with the PGA of America to adjust the schedule and not re-pair for the final round.
The move worked, with champion Jimmy Walker putting out at 7:23 p.m. (ET) as storm clouds loomed all around Baltusrol; but the chance for Day to go head to head with Walker in the final round had been prevented.
Day, who played in the penultimate group, began the final round one stroke behind Walker and closed with a 67 to lose by the same margin.
“Yeah, that would have been nice. But under the circumstances, that's just how they work,” said Day, who added he agreed with the PGA’s decision to not re-pair. “It would have been nice to be able to play in the last group with him, just to be able to go back and forth with him, maybe put a little bit more pressure on. More mistakes or crucial moments can happen in situations like that.”