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4th PGA Title of the year and now the new FedExCup leader

4th PGA Title of the year and now the new FedExCup leader

What a victory it was from Jason Day today at The Barclays. Jason Day’s last 6 starts:

  • 1st
  • 1st
  • T12
  • 1st
  • T4
  • T9

 

He’s always had the talent, no question but people are asking: why this sudden burst of wins this year.

Well we’re covered that off and you don’t have to look too hard to see

When you look at the stats above you’ll notice a huge difference in nearly every important stat. He’s hitting it further, number 1 in birdie averages and greens in regulation (GIR) has improved over 6%, ranked 118 in 2014 to 9th in 2015. Now it’s pretty simple: if you’re bombing it, hitting greens in regulation and making plenty of birdies it’s obvious to suggest you’re going to be in contention come Sunday.

The other thing to consider why Jason is dominating the way it is – and of course this can be said about Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy – he has the same caddie. In our opinion, this is vitally important. With some players, it’s out of their control, take Adam Scott for instance. Isn’t it ironic that the top 3 players in the world have had the same caddie.

Players clubs also play a huge part. Titleist have been trying to get the new clubs in Spieth’s hands ever since the U.S. Open. He resisted until The Barclays. Jordan missed the cut. Day, same clubs for 3 years.

The game of golf is hard enough let alone adapting to changes, especially if it’s a caddie or clubs. Look at what Rory went through a few years back when he signed with Nike.

Jason’s form at the moment speaks more than just results and lifting trophies, it highlights the importance of keeping things the same and rehearsing those same habits over and over again. We should all take a leaf out of Jason’s book, close our eyes and visualise on things to improve, not changing things to improve.

From all of us at CMUE we send our congratulations to Jason Day.

 

Source: PGA Tour

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