Australian Jason Day is hopeful his performances all through this season, especially his win at the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship a few weeks back will hold him in good stead and might go a long way in helping him break his major duck as the first major of the season tees off in three weeks’ time at the Augusta National with the Masters.
Day was speaking to the media ahead and during the World Golf Championship – Cadillac Championship at Doral last week and he feels extremely confident that he is in a good place this season to finally break the long awaited duck in the majors.
The 26 year old was the leading player at the Augusta National last season, going into the final rounds but two bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes all but put him out of contention and helped Adam Scott win the title as he became the first Australian to win the Masters title.
Day mentioned that the pressure of holding off the challenge from some of the biggest names in golf did get to him in the end. He added that being in that situation was an amazing feeling for him, especially after he managed a birdie during the 15th hole.
He went on to add that to be ahead with just three holes left was a feeling where he felt everything would be fine and if he played three good holes, then he would become the first Australian to win the Masters.
But that wasn’t how things panned out as Scott famously clinched the title. Day said that people have been spoiled by watching the likes of Tiger Woods who makes it look so easy, holding his nerve till the end but it is one of the most difficult things to do.