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Day still trying to break win drought

Jason Day
Jason Day hit 87 percent of greens in regulation at TPC River Highlands where he finished tied-eighth. Image: Getty.

Jason Day will be seeking some cooperation from his putter at the US PGA Tour’s 3M Open in Minneapolis this week.

Day, who is in a dry spell and without a win since May last year, had a great ball-striking week at the Travelers Championship a fortnight ago but struggled on the greens.

In fact he hit 87 percent of greens in regulation at TPC River Highlands where he finished tied-eighth.

A turn-around in his putting would surely see the Australian back in the mix for a win, and Day told he media as much today. 

“If I got those back to where they need to be I’m going to play well this week,'' he said. "I honestly believe that.”

Day’s most recent victory was the Wells Fargo Championship in May last year, his second win of 2018.

But this season he has logged six top-10 finishes in 16 starts without saluting, his best finish being tied-fourth in the Pebble Beach pro-am. He was also tied-fifth at the Masters tournament at Augusta National, and recently added the New Zealander Steve Williams to his team as his caddie.

At least two other Australians in the field at TPC Twin Cities this week are playing with big motivation.

Curtis Luck (ranked 160th on the Fedex Cup table) and Cameron Davis (164th) both need some strong golf to hold their playing rights for next season.

Players need to finish in the top 125 at the end of the Wyndham Championship in August to guarantee their playing rights for the following season.


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