Jason Day has listed the Australian Open as the fifth most important tournament for him to win behind the majors in a recent article in The Australian.
He launched onto the PGA Tour in 2008 saying he was going to be better than Tiger Woods. Those words continue to haunt him but there are some great signs of maturity and humility in the young Australia after his first PGA Tour win last week.
“I just want to be humble about things now. I don’t want to hype everything up. With winning, there’s a certain pressure, especially being 22 and winning a US PGA Tour event.
“A lot of people have asked me whether the next step is a major. It’s hard to win a PGA Tour event on any given week, it’s even harder to win a major. I want to take it slow. At the start, when I first came out, I wanted to do everything too quick. Now I realise it’s slow progress. I am just looking forward to the future and playing 20 or 30 years of majors.”
Remember he’s only 22.