Jason Day has done about everything he can do at a major tournament except win one.
After leading this year’s Masters on Saturday, Day tied for second with Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on Sunday, finishing at 3-over part and two strokes behind Justin Rose.
Second is something Day, 25, is used to at majors. That’s the spot he finished at the Masters and the U.S. Open in 2011.
So it’s going to happen soon, right?
“I’ve got to keep putting myself in position to win,” said Day, who bogeyed No. 18 Sunday to kill his chances. “I feel that my game is in a really good spot right now. I’m doing the right things. I’m doing the little things that count. I’ve been close so many times now in majors, especially at a young age, which is nice.”
“There’s some great fans up here and I know they can be tough on you and they can love you forever,” said Stefani, who said it was his first hole-in-one in a pro tournament. “So I’m sure they appreciated me going to the ground and kissing it.”
“I did what I thought I needed to do,” said Simpson. “But I didn’t make any putts.”
“It was a bit of frustration,” said McIlroy. “And you walk off with a quad and that’s not very good.”
Will the U.S. Open return to Merion, which sits on just 111 acres and taxed the surrounding neighborhood with all the extra infrastructure and temporary buildings an Open requires? Let’s hope so, and don’t wait another 32 years for it to happen.