NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Just hours after his maiden PGA Tour victory earlier this season at the Byron Nelson Championship, Jason Day’s post-game celebration included a brooding session at his laptop during which he lamented his final-round short-game struggles.
On Friday at the AT&T National, the young Aussie found himself in a similar position, this time with a wayward driver that found just five fairways, and he flashed back to the Nelson and the notion that you don’t have to be perfect to be a champion.
“That last day (at the Nelson) I played awful,” said Day, who trails Justin Rose by a stroke following a second-round 68. “But I find that these days I just have to keep being patient.”
And a tad bit more creative, because that Nelson victory celebration was just lame.