HERE’S wishing Jason Day all the best as he takes a two stroke lead into the final round of the 2015 US PGA Championship at Whistling Straights.
Day carded a 6-under 66 in the third round, including an unfortunate double bogey at the par four 15th, and is so close to his first major victory we can all just about feel it in our bones.
The 27 year old Aussie has been so close before – he’s been runner up three times in his 20 major starts (and a third, two fourths and nine top tens) but maybe this is it.
Day sits at 15-under and there is a bloke called Jordan Spieth (7-under in the third round) at 13 under and the likes of Justin Rose and Branden Grace (both 12-under), 2010 champion Martin Kaymer (11-under) and Matt Jones and Tony Finau (10-under) snapping at his heels.
We were on route from the NSW south coast to Darwin for the annual Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championships and couldn’t watch much of the action live but thank god for twitter where you can at least feel part of a “live crowd” following such events.
Day is feeling confident but knows he had to stay patient.
“I said it earlier in the week, it feels like every time I get on the green, I get excited,” said Day, who had just 24 putts in Round 3. “Whether it’s a birdie putt, par putt or bogey putt doesn’t matter what it is. I get excited because I feel like I’m going to hole it.”
“That’s the stuff I need to do tomorrow, even though Jordan might be holing putts on me,” Day said. “If he goes out and wins tomorrow from him putting well, then he deserves it. But I’m going to give him a fight.”
Jason Day comments after US PGA Third Round 66: VideoUS PGA Championship Leaderboard