After recovering from a double-ear infection, Jason Day is looking to defend his title at this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Jason Day is the defending champion of this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational that takes on extra significance in the wake of Palmer’s death last year.
Day arrives at Bay hill looking to arrest a slide in form to not only defend his title, but to make at run at The Masters Tournament which is now only 20 days away.
Surrendering a back injury and double ear infection, Day’s start to the year hasn’t been ideal. In just four starts Day’s results include a missed cut and just one top-10; a tie for fifth place at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Before teeing it up, Day fronted the media to chat about his memories of last year’s event and meeting Arnold Palmer for a celebratory drink after his win.
“I felt like I was drinking a whole bottle of Ketel One, because that’s obviously (Arnold’s) favorite thing,” Day said.
“I was on the Golf Channel and I felt absolutely hammered. I was siting down and I’m dehydrated, I had a drink with him, and I’m going up there and I don’t know what I’m saying on the Golf Channel, but hopefully it turns out something decent.”
Day also offered his thoughts on the changes to TPC Sawgrass at nearby Ponte Vedra Beach, home of May’s PLAYERS Tournament.