TROON, Scotland – Jason Day thought the conditions he played in for a half-hour on Friday were the worst he’s ever endured.
“By far,” he said. “For the little time span we had of that, that was pretty atrocious.”
The world No. 1 was in the heart of the back nine when the worst of the weather blew through, with 35-mph wind gusts. He aimed 60 yards left of the pin on the 14th hole, and he couldn’t reach the par-4 15th in two shots.
“It’s nice to be able to come into a day like this knowing that I need to play good golf, get on top of my game and shoot 70,” he said.