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Jason seizes the Day in San Diego
By Torleif Sorenson on 2/9/15

Aside from time at home near Columbus, Ohio with his wife Ellie and their son Dash, Jason Day's 2014 was not the most enjoyable.

Oh sure, there was his win at the WGC-Match Play in snowfall-prone Marana, Arizona and the additional PGA Tour exemption. But when a thumb injury and a bulging disk in his back tormented the native Queenslander, his outlook on his golf career began to sour.

"I've always told you guys that my ultimate goal in my golfing career is to try and get to that No. 1 spot in the world," Day explained. "We have lots of tremendous golfers out there that are very competitive and want to achieve that as well, so to be able to win the Match Play last year, trending in the right direction, I was in a good spot mentally and physically.

"I really honestly felt like I was going to get to No. 1 last year. And with the way I was playing and then obviously with the thumb injury... it just was bad timing, really bad timing."
Thankfully, Jason Day seized the day on a devilishly tough South Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego on Sunday. With a birdie at 15 and a 47-foot snake for birdie at 16, followed by a clutch par-save at 17, Day got himself into a four-man playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open — then triumphed with a birdie on the second extra hole.

How tough was the South Course playing on Sunday?





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