Day: I just want to win
Jason Day revealed that he is in no way demotivated by his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.
The Australian was the defending champion of the event and came with one stroke of victory at Baltusrol, only to be edged by Jimmy Walker. That notched up his fourth runner-up finish at a major and his eighth top five placing.
Nonetheless, Day remains motivated.
"I just want to win, that's all," the 28-year-old told pgatour.com.
"I keep saying every week, I just want to win. Instead of the four seconds, I would have liked to have five majors.
"But I just have to be more patient, learn from this experience today, try and move on."
Day was ill in the lead up to the event in New Jersey and only managed to get around the Lower Course at Baltusrol once on Wednesday. However, given the excessive heat, he didn't regret it.
"Even though with the limited preparation going into this week, only playing one practice round, and seeing the course for the first time on Wednesday…it may have been a blessing in disguise," he added.
"Because of me being under the weather and resting up. It was very warm, very hot, actually, earlier in the week, and you can kind of wear yourself out."
Finally, Day heaped praise on Walker for showing poise in the final round, where a three under 67 was enough to earn him his first major title.
"One guy this week was better than me," Day said.
Yeah, I'm a little disappointed, but you know what, at the end of the day, I came in here with not the greatest preparation. I'm very, very happy with how I played all week,” continued the ten-time PGA Tour winner.
"I know exactly how Jimmy feels because I did exactly that last year. He's a very deserving winner. So hats off, because I mean, it's not easy to win tournaments, and he controlled himself pretty darn well all day."
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