The US PGA Tour ventures to Georgia this week for the 2012 McGladrey Classic at the Seaside Course, Sea Island, where Australia’s Jason Day is one of the favourites.
Day had his first top five finish of the year a couple of weeks back at the Shriners Open in Las Vega,s where the 24 year old got back to some of his best form, including a streak on the weekend that included 17 birdies in 24 holes.
“I just want to finish off the year strong and then hopefully piggyback that form into next year to get back up amongst the top golfers in the world,” Day said. “I played great in Vegas and hit the ball really well but just couldn’t hole any putts on the back nine on Sunday to give it a real shake. I am looking to push forward with the positive signs.”
Day has had a disrupted year golfwise with injuries early on and then the birth of his son in the middle of the year.
“It really lifts you when you have a chance to win a golf tournament and I just want to get that more often,” he said.
Other Australians in the field in Georgia this week include last weekend’s best Aussie performer Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones, Nathan Green, Mathew Goggin, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Nick O’Hern, Rod Pampling and Gavin Coles.
With just one more event in the tour’s Fall series remaining after this tournament, a number of those mentioned are still struggling to stay in, or move into, the top 125 on the money list and retain their full tour status in 2013.
The McGladrey Classic is being telecast live in Australia live on Fox Sports beginning Friday 5am – 8am.
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