Day’s caddie believes he can match Norman, Woods
No-one has been in a better position to analyse Jason Day’s rise to the status to become the No.1 player in the world.
Now Colin Swatton, Day’s coach, caddy, mentor and friend simply wants the Queensland ace to try and stay around there.
Col Swatton and Jason Day (Credit: Anthony Powter)
In fact Swatton feels Day can do better than that.
He believes Day could go on to exert the type of domination which saw his fellow Queenslander Greg Norman reign as the No.1 player in the world for almost six years.
In short, Swatton feels Day can do a “Tiger Woods” and stay up there beside Jordan Spieth (who regained the crown this week) and Rory McIlroy for as long as he desires.
It’s early days and Day has just the one major to his credit, the US PGA, despite contending in all of them this year.
Yet Swatton says he would now like to see Day go on with it.
“I want to see him solidify his position, I want to see him continue to grow and I want to see him do what I believe he can and that is dominate,” said Swatton.
“I really think he can be another Greg Norman or even another Tiger Woods in the sense he can dominate his competitors. I think Jason is that good a golfer.”
Whether Day can equal or match some of his famous predecessors remains to be seen.
Norman won two British Opens, his only two majors; Peter Thomson won five of them while David Graham remains the only Aussie to win two different majors, annexing the US PGA and US Open at the peak of his powers.
Certainly the desire is there and Day says he would like to one day have all four majors in his resume.
“I’d love to win all the majors,” said Day. “To get the career grand slam would be fantastic.”
“I am happy and I am proud of the achievement in getting to No. 1. But it is not the end.”
“This is the start of a new chapter. And now I have to strive to continue to be up there.”
“And the only way to do that is to keep winning.”