Day energized by challenge of Spieth, McIlroy
La – Recent wins for Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth only have energized world number 1 Jason Day, who stated Tuesday he’s searching toward teeing it facing his rivals within the Memorial on Thursday.
Jason Day’s Australia hits his tee shot around the eleventh hole throughout the first round from the Zurich Classic on April 28, 2016 in Avondale, Louisiana
Australia’s Day is going to be competing the very first time since his wire-to-wire victory in america PGA Tour’s Players Championship.
Throughout his well-deserved break, McIlroy ended a six-month victory drought having a scintillating victory within the Irish Open, while Spieth shook off a Masters meltdown to win at Colonial Country Club on Sunday and edge nearer to Day atop the planet rankings.
For Day, the successes of his rivals are fuel for their own competitive fire.
“I heard a few days ago it bothered Jordan which i was winning tournaments and also have the number 1 place on the planet,Inch Day stated because he ready for the Jack Nicklaus-located tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
“Also it should. It ought to bother men that are competitive and wish to stay on the top too. I understand I am pressed this way too after i see Rory or Jordan on the top around the globe. I wish to do that a lot. Therefore it is great to determine how they have responded so rapidly.”
Day, Spieth and third-rated McIlroy are among 30 from the top 50 on the planet within the field for that $8.5 million tournament, that also features # 4 Bubba Watson, fifth-rated Rickie Fowler and number eight Dustin Manley.
Muirfield Village has not been especially hospitable to Day, who known as his record on the course when they have never carried out in the very best 10 inchterrible”.
It’s especially disheartening since his wife, Ellie, comes from Ohio and Day is really a member at Muirfield — a well known fact the Aussie stated has really hurt him within the tournament.
“I typically play this program when I am playing inside a social round,” he stated. “I listen to it very aggressive. I am hitting motorists off most tees or taking lines that you simply wouldn’t take. For whatever reason, I have type of switched that in to the actual tournament, I am taking similar lines, and you simply can’t do this.Inch
Getting made the decision to alter that approach, with his confidence still full of the wake of his win at TPC Sawgrass, Day believes this is actually the year he could turn his Memorial fortunes around.
“Personally i think different this season,Inch he stated. “And I am wishing for any better result.”