Swing Sequence: Jason Day

We take a closer look at the swing of the new WGC-Matchplay champ

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 24 Feb 2014

IT'S a new dawn, it's a new Day, it's a new life and for Jason, it's feeling good.

Winless since claiming maiden PGA Tour glory at the Byron Nelson Championship in May 2010, Jason Day ended a period of hurt that has seen him rack up five top-tens in his last 12 majors, including three runners-up and a third, with individual and team victory at the World Cup of Golf in November.

Following further top tens in two of his next three starts on the PGA Tour, the 26-year-old Australian took his game to Dove Mountain en route to landing his biggest career-title-to-date at the WGC-Matchplay Championship.

And judging by his performance in the desert, 2014 could well turn into the year that the Queeslander realises his major potential - particularly given he possesses one of the most athletic swings on Tour.


Day, who has ranked inside the top-20 in driving distance for the past four years on the PGA Tour with average drives over the 300-yard mark, sets up in an athletic, stable and balanced position.

Taking the club back, Day looks to have great width with his arms and the club without losing connection to his body. There's no lateral movement in his legs going back and that helps generate all that power.

"My driving has always been pretty solid," said Day in a recent interview.

"On the course, the only thing I think about is aiming at the target and hitting the ball at that target as straight as possible. And when I'm on the range, we don't tweak things. We just stick to what I've been doing for a long, long time."

Let's take a closer look...


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