Day taking it easy ahead of WGC

Jason Day is the defending champion at this week's WGC Dell Match-Play, but is cutting down on practice.

The Australian is still looking for his first win of the year after five starts, with a best finish of T5 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but insists a practice rounds will wear him out in Austin, Texas, this week. 

"I'm not going to have a practice round as I think seven rounds in five days did it for me last year," the 29-year-old is quoted as saying on

"From what I've heard, there's not too much change. There's a few more shaved off areas, but for the most part I played it a fair amount last year. So, you know that you have to…a week like this you've got to really watch your energy levels because it can go pretty quick.

"The first three rounds are not too bad, but you get into the weekend you're playing 36, 36. That can be tough. You don't want to stretch yourself too far by getting out and preparing too much.

"I'm going to get here and do a little bit of practicing on the range, do some putting and chipping and then try to get out of here. It's one thing that I need to make sure that I'm eating correctly because if I'm not doing that then I'll run out of energy pretty quick. Staying hydrated is obviously key.

"And from there just try and go out and play a little bit. Other than that my health feels pretty good. I haven't had any problems."

So what exactly is Day going to be doing with his time? Well, he's staying over at his good American friend Nick Watney’s house…

"I'm going to be playing video games with Nick Watney all week, as I'm staying at his place," quipped Day.

"So, it's us gaming all week. Call of Duty, Mountain Dew and pizza."

Only time will tell is Day's relaxed attitude will pay off…