The newly minted #1 ranked golfer in the world, Jason Day, spent his Saturday on the grounds of Augusta National. To be more specific, he spent his entire session on the putting green. Augusta National is known to have some of the most difficult greens of any course on the planet and Day is well aware. Tom Spousta from Masters.com had the story.
“Day already had a sense of purpose during his 90-minute putting session. “The green complexes are very difficult and you really need to train your eyes on seeing the lines when you first get here,” he said.
Day typically arrives at Augusta National two days earlier, on Thursday, but caught a flu bug after winning the WGC-Dell Match Play, a victory that moved him to No. 1 in the world. Day also won his previous start, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.”
This years Masters is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory with all of the top ranked golfers rounding into form. This year’s Masters field will arguably be the deepest in the 82 year history of this great Major.
“This will be Day’s sixth Masters. Although he’s listed among the favorites, he’s coming off his worst showing at Augusta National, a tie for 28th that began with a 67 and ended with a 75, a wildly up-and-down week for a player who has a tie for second and a solo third on his Masters résumé. He hopes to break through this year.
“That’s why I’m here. You can get some good practice in before things start ramping up,” Day said. “This Tournament is very important to me, watching it as a young kid on TV, and the one I really want to win.”
Many are tipping Day to win his first Green Jacket as he opened up as a 13/2 favorite in Vegas. Behind Day are Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy who are both at 8/1.