Jason Day has blossomed into one of the best golfers on the planet in recent years and the Australian star will be targeting a second major title after winning the PGA Championship in 2015. Day, who finished tied for second at The Masters in 2011, will head to the first major event of the year in buoyant mood.
The Australian was very unfortunate to miss out on a second major crown at the PGA Championship. However when Day is good, he is very good. In fact, he could even regain his status as the number one player on the planet if he can produce his best form in 2017.
In recent years, Jordan Spieth has developed a reputation around Augusta but Day could be the man to take the Georgian course by the scruff of the neck. The 23-year-old showed a lack of composure whilst leading in the final round last year, hitting a quadruple bogey at the 12th hole to gift a maiden Green Jacket to England’s Danny Willett. Had Day been a little closer to Spieth, he could have snatched the win...
Meanwhile, Day has finished in the top 10 in five of the last six editions of the US Open – and the Australian will be keen to extend that impressive run in 2017.
Odds on the second major of the year will be available via Oddschecker and punters can take advantage of bonus bets with Topbetta ahead of the event. Should Day perform well at The Masters, the Australian will be well placed for success in this tournament; he has a combined score of -12 in seven trips to Augusta - featuring on finals five times in total.
Day’s best chance may be in The Open Championship; an event that takes place in the United Kingdom. The 29-year-old has tended to perform well in the UK, finishing a close fourth in the very same event just two years ago. The Australian will be hunting glory before July’s tournament but he may choose to harness all his efforts into this competition if he falls short in the first two majors of the year.
Injuries have hindered Day’s progress in the past but he appears to be over the worst of his issues now and the Australian star is focused on getting back to his best on the golf course.
Without a doubt, he is the brightest talent in Australian golf for some time and his own temperament will be crucial to his chances of glory. If Day can stay focused and relaxed during the major events, he will be there or thereabouts at the business end of all four major tournaments.
Day has yet to win a tournament this year but he has made the cut in 75% of competitions in 2017. Should he overcome adversity and his injury issues, Day has the talent and the mental strength to climb back to the summit of the golfing universe.