As the Pebble Beach Pro-Am gets underway on Valentine’s Day, Jason Day has expressed his desire to put in some good performances this year after an injury and illness-plagued season so far.
The injury-prone Day has only managed to start one tournament this year but even that didn’t go well, as he was unable to defend his USA PGA Tour title at Torrey Pines after he missed the cut.
However, the Australian has said that he is feeling much better now and will be hoping to rekindle his 2015 form at Pebble Beach.
"The important thing is I'm healthier now and ready to move on," he told AAP.
"I'm ready to get into my season proper and build on everything we did last year."
With American Rickie Fowler closing in on his number three spot on the world rankings, the 28-year-old admitted that he is going to have to play catch up as world number one Jordan Spieth and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy are pulling away from him.
"You know those guys are going to continue to play well and it just drives me to do the same and be better, work harder, and be ready for the fight," said Day.
"I'm hoping for a good week this week to be back amongst it all."
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.
Syme donated his prize money to charity.
‘This is the life of a caddie…’
The Northern Irishman is ranked number one in the world.
Players entering the United States will face a 14-day quarantine period, while a strict testing regime will be in place at each tournament.
The experienced duo will be involved at Whistling Straits.
The world number 98 intends to split the 10,000 euros prize money between his own charity and a hospital in his native Rotterdam.
The biennial event between Europe and the United States is scheduled to take place from September 25-27.