Date: November 22, 2013
Author: Michael Huguenin, Omnisport

Day credits caddy for easing nerves

Jason Day revealed caddy Col Swatton kept him calm as he watched three putts lip out on his second round at the World Cup of Golf. Day shot a one-under 70 on Friday to move into equal third on the individual leaderboard and hauling Australia to within seven shots of leaders and reigning champions the United States. But the 26-year-old Australian suffered a frustrating back nine as he watched good putts just miss on the 12th, 13th and 17th holes, however Day&aposs caddy ensured he did not get dragged down by his bad luck at Royal Melbourne. “This course, you know, can make you want to snap your clubs over your knees,” Day said after his second round. “But it is really hard to, you know, control that frustration sometimes. I have listened to Col. I was glad he was there because he just kind of calmed me down a little bit.” Despite the frustration of some putts not falling, Day was pleased with his performance on Friday, as he finished the second day of the World Cup on four under overall, four strokes behind individual leader Thomas Bjorn of Denmark. “Yeah, I think it was pretty good. Yeah, I had three lip outs, pretty harsh ones, but definitely happy with shooting one under today because it – you know, especially being out here at Royal Melbourne with how hard and fast the greens are it can definitely go south pretty quick,” Day said. “So just was grinding it out through the middle part of my round and came home pretty strong which was nice.”