Major winner David Graham in awe of Day’s talent
He’s the complete package and Jason Day can do “a Greg Norman” for golf in Australia.
At least that’s the view of two-time major champion and fellow Australian David Graham, who admits he is in awe of Day’s superlative talents.
Australia’s two-time major winner – David Graham (Credit: Anthony Powter)
But what impresses Graham even more is Day’s magic wand, his putter.
“Jason has found a way to excel on the putting green,” says Graham.
“He has come to grips with being able to make the big pressure putts. That’s the hardest part of the game…and Jason makes it look easy.”
Graham has tipped more majors to come the way of the world No 1 – and soon.
And there seems to be no reason that cannot begin with this week’s US Open at Oakmont in Pennsylvania.
“Jason is a phenomenal player and an even better athlete,” says Graham.
“His ability to hit the ball as far and straight as he does really sums up the state of his game. Physically, he is so strong, is a wonderful putter and has great nerves…he is the total package.
“And that’s why the sky is the limit for him.”
Graham is also in awe of Day being able to find such a perfect balance in his life between golf and his family.
“I think he is trying to do what Jack (Nicklaus) did: find a routine and a tournament schedule that allows for ample family time,” he said.
“I would have to say that Jason [also] reminds me of Tiger Woods. He is aggressive, plays under control and is extraordinarily skilled.”
“Like Tiger, he seems to have a killer instinct once he gets the lead.”
“If he stays focussed, I would say half a dozen Majors for Jason are attainable.”
Graham says Greg Norman took Australia’s golf reputation to a whole new level while Adam Scott also raised the country’s profile with his US Masters win.
“Jason has the opportunity to carry the torch and shine a light on Australia.”