Did Jason Day Just Confirm He’s The Best Golfer In The World?

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Jason Day won the Arnold Palmer Invitational this weekend and he barely got out of third gear.

“My iron play was very, very poor over the weekend but one thing that helped a lot was my short game,” said Day. The Aussie spoke about the importance of some advice Tiger had given him just a few weeks before.

Jason “won without his A game” and that is why I’m facetiously implying that he is the best player in the world. The golf world rankings can punish players who don’t appear in enough tournaments – Steve Striker and his unbelievably consistent top 25 finishing record is the classic example. Jim Furyk has only just fallen out of the top 10 and he’s been injured for nearly 7 months, you get my point.

Jason Day’s results are nothing short of deceptive as he moves up to number 2 in the world.

It feels like forever since Jason Day last won, but that’s only because he’s reduced his scheduling dramatically. This stands him in good stead going into major championship season. He doesn’t carry the same mental baggage as Rory and Jordan, whose timetables have been all over the place since November.

Jason belongs in the elite league of ball strikers on Tour; Rory, Scott, Bubba; these are the guys who can play those towering 3-iron approaches that defy physics when they land softly on the green. If Jason can win tournaments with this massive facet of his game off kilter, god help everyone this year! I think he played the perfect hole of golf at Bay Hill…simply jaw-dropping.

Here are the highlights in full. Who do you think will win the Masters now?

Would it be cheeky to suggest Jordan will have a slightly underwhelming year? How many times do we see a rookie’s second season dip slightly after being MVP. Outrageous to suggest this based on 6 weeks of bad form, but there are so many guys capable of winning the Masters this year.

Who Is Favourite To Win The Masters?

Rory McIlroy

Adam Scott

Jason Day

Jordan Spieth

Bubba Watson

Rickie Fowler