Day not happy with ‘just’ 11 PGA Tour titles
Not that he needs motivation…but Aussie golf star Jason Day has more than his share.
Watching his mother battle back from cancer; dealing with his own injury problems…Day has come to terms with the fact his golf career could end sooner than he prefers.
Jason Day (Credit: USGA)
The former Queenslander, who now lives in the US, has admitted his personal goal is to break the 20-win barrier on the multi-million dollar US PGA Tour.
Sure, he’s well on the way with 11 Tour titles already on his resume, including one major championship.
Yet he admitted last week that no certain single future start in any golf tournament has an iron-clad guarantee.
“Every mindset that I take into every tournament should be like, `This could be my last tournament,” Day explained when he contested the AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach where he finished in a share of second place to move to No.8 in the world.
“I don’t know what’s happening around the corner,” he said.
“My back could be gone, and I may not be able to pick up a golf club again.
“I need to go and try and win every single event…because who knows what’s going to happen around the corner.”
“I think 11 [victories] is not enough. I think it’s very small. I’m not being disrespectful to anyone else, just, in my mind, I look at 11 and I think that’s like a very small number of wins.”
“I want to be a multiple major champion. It would be nice to get the Grand Slam, for sure.”
“But anything above 20 is good. You have to set yourself a high, high goal.”
Day fired four good rounds last week…69-65-69-70 to finish tied second with Phil Mickelson, Chez Reavie and Dustin Johnson – three shots behind winner Ted Potter Jnr.
“I feel like if I can stay motivated and hungry, keep my body healthy, then I’ve got a good shot at maybe accomplishing my goals, as long as I want it enough,” Day said.
“If I don’t want it, then it’s not going to happen…so that’s the biggest thing – desire – for me.”