PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Shame on Jason Day. How dare he take his family to Disney World a day after he withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a back injury last week instead of locking himself in a dark room and dwelling on it until he felt well enough to play golf again! How could he do that to the tournament? What a disingenuous person … might as well throw terrible father in, too. This was the preposterous Twitter troll fodder Friday from the ill-informed and those who simply like to stir things up when there’s nothing to stir. Here’s what went down: Day, playing his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational last Thursday, withdrew with back pain and drove from Orlando to the Palm Beach area to see a doctor who would give him four cortisone shots to alleviate the pain. see also Tiger Woods' neck injury isn't his biggest worry PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods is back. Again.... Day then drove back up to … [Read more...] about Jason Day Disney World ‘controversy’ was worst of social media
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Jason Day withdrew from last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational early in the first round due to a back injury. The next day, he went to Walt Disney World with his family. The ensuing social media firestorm was both unsurprising and indicative of the nature of celebrity in 2019. Day is one of the most recognizable players in the world, and Twitter user @Kevin_Caverly posted a photo of Day and his family at the Magic Kingdom. “Tremendous photo of me. I actually liked it,” Day said. “But it was kind of creepy, just on the side.” There were multiple jokes at Day’s expense considering he’d just withdrawn from the tournament at Bay Hill due back pain stemming from a tear in his L4-L5 discs. Several media members eventually fired back at those criticizing or laughing at Day’s expense, and Disneygate took on a life of its own. Day finally had a chance to weigh in during a Tuesday afternoon press conference at TPC … [Read more...] about Jason Day: Big difference between Twitter jokes and people ‘that really hate you’
PONTE VERDA BEACH, Fla. – Jason Day was back at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course Monday morning and his back was not an issue. As he walked to the practice ground to begin preparation for The Players Championship, Day said his troublesome back felt much better. Ranked No. 12 in the official world golf rankings, Day, 31, withdrew from last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational after playing just six holes in the first round after suffering a back injury. The winner of 12 PGA Tour titles, including the 2015 PGA Championship and the 2016 Players, practiced at TPC Sawgrass leading into the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He aggravated his back March 2 and said he had trouble walking and sitting the next day. An MRI last Monday revealed a tear in his L4-L5 discs. Day did not play practice rounds last week at Bay Hill. “I couldn’t play at 100 percent (Thursday), so I just wanted to see if I could get out here and may have loosened up,” Day said at Bay Hill after … [Read more...] about Jason Day hitting balls, feeling much better before Players Championship
Jason Day has surprisingly withdrawn from the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational after hitting his second shot on the 16th hole Thursday. Playing with Rickie Fowler and Ian Poulter, Day hit his shot and then left the course. Golf Channel’s Brentley Romine reported Day suffered a back injury. Day was shown on the telecast leaving the course on a golf cart. Starting on the back nine in Thursday’s first round, Day was 2-over through six holes after a bogey on his opening hole, a double bogey on 13 followed by a birdie on 14. Ranked No. 11 in the world, Day was T4 at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in his last start. There’s now a question of whether Day, the 2016 Players champion, will play in next week’s Players Championship. … [Read more...] about Jason Day withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational midway through first round
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — There was Jack Nicklaus’s 1-iron. Now there is Jason Day’s 2-iron. The difference is that one helped win a major championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. The other came awfully close. Forty-nine years after Nicklaus hit his famous shot from 237 yards on the 18th hole in the final round of the 1967 United States Open, Day stood about 20 yards shy of the plaque in the fairway that commemorates that shot. He gripped a 2-iron in his hand. He had just used it off the tee, leaving him 258 yards to the green at the par-5 closing hole. And he was going to use it again for his second shot. Day said he did not know at the time that he was three shots behind the leader, Jimmy Walker. He thought he trailed by two. Regardless, when his shot landed just a few yards from the cup and rolled to within 14 feet, Day knew his Hail Mary had given him a chance to send the 98th P.G.A. Championship into a playoff. “Probably one of the best 2-irons I’ve ever … [Read more...] about With a Stunning Shot, Jason Day Almost Sanctifies His 2-Iron for the Ages. Almost.