Day set to play, 'cautiously optimistic' about back


The last time we saw world No. 1 Jason Day he was walking to his car after withdrawing from the final round of the BMW Championship because of an injured back.

Day bent over to put his tee in the ground and felt pain in his back. He withdrew as a precaution and was later diagnosed with a pinched joint capsule in his lower back.

According to Golf Channel's Todd Lewis, Day spent last week resting and getting treatment, and he is "cautiously optimistic" about playing this week at the Tour Championship.

Day also has a great shot to win his first FedEx Cup title. He's currently ranked fourth on the points list and can finish as low as third place and still have a chance of winning $10 million.

Day has been battling his back all season. He experienced pain during the WGC Match Play, but he was able to keep playing and eventually defeated Rory McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen for the title.