Jason Day wasn’t eligible for the Masters last year for the first time since 2010, and his chances of returning to Augusta National looked bleak when he ended last year at No. 112 in the world ranking.
In five starts this year, Day has not finished worse than a tie for 18th, and he comes into The Players Championship with four straight top 10s.
His world ranking is No. 43. He is a past champion at the TPC Sawgrass. He’s a past champion of the Dell Match Play, for which he now is eligible. It’s after the Match Play that Augusta National takes the top 50 in the world.
Is he back? No. But he might be getting there.
“It’s more momentum than I’ve had in a while,” Day said. “I’m still trying to work on things. The momentum is there, but it’s not like I’m riding momentum on confidence. I’m still busting my butt to get these (swing) changes implemented.”