Don’t look now, but Jason Day is starting to look like, well, Jason Day again. He’s had as tough a year as they come, dealing with his nagging back injuries, as well as taking time away from the TOUR to be with his mother as she underwent surgery to treat lung cancer.
After spending a significant portion of 2016 as the World No. 1 golfer, Day has dropped down to No. 9, Day heads to Conway Farms riding a streak of four top-25 finishes, including a pair of top-tens at the PGA Championship and The Northern Trust.
Day is at risk of all of his hard work becoming a bit of a too little, too late scenario, though. He’s currently 28th in the FedEx Cup points race, and only 29 points ahead of Mackenzie Hughes, who currently holds the honor of “bubble boy” to get into the top 30 and the FedEx Cup finale.
Day is, though, one of those guys who fully appreciates the tools he’s been given, and he remembers where it is that he came from on the way up.
Can any of that help propel Jason Day back up the rankings to where he believes he truly belongs? It may, but more than anything, Day will look to build off of his victory here just two years ago, one of several which brought him to the top of the golf world. If he’s on his way back, I can’t think of any better place to get back in the winner’s circle.