Day's lingering thumb injury 'alright,' not 100 percent


HOYLAKE, England – Jason Day, one of four players who can overtake Adam Scott atop the World Golf Ranking this week, is not 100 percent, but he’s close enough.

The Australian has been slowed since his victory at the WGC-Match Play Championship by a left thumb injury and missed nearly two months in the spring to let the ailment heal.

“It’s alright,” Day said at Royal Liverpool. “Every now and then it gets some remnants of what it used to feel like but it’s OK. You can kind of feel it and it’s starting to be sore.”

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Day withdrew from the Greenbrier Classic earlier this month to be “safe,” and said bone bruising in the area continues to be an issue.

“I can feel it on cold days it just kind of radiates, but as long as I warm up properly and do the right things I think I’ll be fine,” Day said.

Day can overtake Scott with a victory this week at the Open as long as Scott finishes outside the top 22.