- Jason Day is playing at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
- He says in an interview that he needs to balance golf and family
The last time we saw Jason Day, he was sick and missed the cut with a 72-74 at the Farmers Insurance Open.
“Pretty bad bug,” Day said. “I had a fever for five straight days.”
Rickie Fowler is such a good friend.
Day is currently ranked No. 3 in the world, but a lot has happened since he last played. Jordan and Rory both played solid rounds of golf overseas, and Rickie gained some world ranking points in a missed playoff. But unlike Rickie, Day is not willing to give up his family time to stay competitively in the game.
“It’s very important for me to make sure that I see my kids grow up,” Day said. He then noted how Spieth, McIlroy and Fowler are all single and don’t have children. “They will get there one day, and they will probably go through the same things that I’m feeling.”
Rory is probably the closest of the three to get to that point, considering he is engaged to be married next year! It’s nice to hear that a competitive athlete is taking the time to put family first, but still make it to tournaments on his own schedule. He is going to play at Pebble Beach this week, then take off two weeks. He’ll play the WGC-Cadillac Championship next, take a week off, and then play the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Let’s see if this guy can do it all, stay on the leaderboard and be an amazing father and husband!