AT&T National Favorite: Jason Day
It’s hard to fathom that Jason Day only has one career PGA Tour victory. His name is near the top of the leaderboard so often it just feels like he should have a few more wins under his belt to this point. Not only does he put himself into contention in the smaller events on Tour, but he’s also been close to the winner’s circle at a handful of major championships.
His lone victory came way back in 2010 at the Byron Nelson Championship. Day is one of those golfers that seem to be teetering on the brink of breaking out. He just needs that one win to propel him in the right direction. I have a sneaking suspicion that breakout win is going to come sooner than later. Day is just too good of a golfer to keep coming up just short of victory.
I think he has to be considered one of the favorites at this week’s AT&T National tournament at Congressional Country Club. His last time out, Day finished alone in second place at the U.S. Open two weeks ago at Merion Golf Club. He’s currently 21st in strokes gained – putting, 26th in total driving and 13th in scoring average. His game seems to be an excellent fit for this track, as well. His eighth place finish here last year just goes to prove that point.
Whether or not he wins this week, the smart money is on Day being in contention at some point. the competition better watch out, because once he gets the another win under his belt, there’s a chance a few more will follow in rapid succession.