Jason Day blames poor putting for “a very, very poor year”: PGA Championship press conference

Jason Day has arrived at the PGA Championship with his family in his RV and set for another crack at the Wanamaker Trophy.

Jason Day blames poor putting for a very poor year on tour that has seen the 29-year-old slip from number one to number seven on the overall world golf rankings.

Day has described the slip in the rankings as annoying and frustrating. But with his mother’s health in a more stable state, Day aims to turn the year around at Quail Hollow a more single-minded focus on golf, and better putting.

“I haven’t had the great putting years that I’ve had, like I did over the past two seasons. If one of your strengths is putting, which it is for me, I rely heavily on that confidence-wise,” Day said. “Even if I don’t play well, I’m going to get up-and-down and I’m going to shoot a decent score. Because my game may not be great one day, and I can save myself with the putting and chipping.”

“Unfortunately, this year, my short game has been pretty poor. My putting has been the same and that’s kind of added a little bit more pressure on the rest of my game. Trying to hit greens and trying to hit fairways, there’s been a lot more pressure because of — because I’m putting poorly.”

With plenty of golf still left in 2017 including the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Day is fully aware of how quickly things can turn around on the golf course.

“I remember Rory winning two events in the FedExCup last year and he ended up winning the FedExCup, coming off a year that probably he wouldn’t think it was the greatest year until the FedExCup Playoffs,” Day said.

“You never know what’s around the corner.”

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