HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA | While Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, among others, are off dealing with their Masters disappointments, world No. 1 Jason Day is back at it this week, playing in the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town.
There’s a business element to it – Day is one of RBC’s golf ambassadors and he was up Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 a.m. for golf with company executives. It’s also a home game for his caddie/coach Colin Swatton who lives in the area.
Primarily it’s a chance for Day to move past The Masters, where he tied for 10th but never got deep into contention on the weekend.
“The first three days I actually didn’t play that bad overall,” Day said. “I hit it pretty decent and my short game saved me out there.
“But for the most part it was just really hard. If you’re out of position at Augusta National it’s very difficult to get any sort of momentum. The last day was tough. It obviously wasn’t the way I wanted to finish the tournament. I just really couldn’t get anything going the last day.
“I’m happy with how the week went but disappointed with not winning.”
Day said he feels good physically but he’s tired from 10 days in Augusta. He made the three-hour ride to Hilton Head on Monday, spending his time watching a movie in his RV, to start catching up on his rest.
“Usually if Sunday rolls around and I’m in contention (and) I have a chance to win and I’m right there, Sunday night I get no sleep,” Day said. “I get about two hours sleep because I’m so amped.
“It was such a long 10 days there that I was so mentally, physically done that I had a good sleep on Sunday.”