AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jason Day and Tiger Woods have become frequent texting buddies over the past few years, offering words of encouragement and exchanging ideas about pressure, performance and time management.
It’s only natural to wonder, then, whether Day has quizzed Woods about how to peak for majors – after all, only one player in history has won more Grand Slam events than Woods.
“I’ve never asked him,” Day said Tuesday at the Masters.
Instead, the world No. 1 said he relies on his own smarts and instincts in the run-up to the majors. Day’s plan has worked out just fine for golf’s biggest events: He won last year’s PGA and has nine other top-10s in majors.
“I’ve always got myself up for the majors just because of how big they are,” he said. “I’ve never had a hard time getting myself up physically and mentally for those tournaments.”