Watch Jason Day reveal the true extent of his athletic ability. Smoking a driver 285 yards is no mean feat, doing it with your weak side is something else completely.
Ambidextrous people are the worst; smug, talented and equipped with an underserved sense of self-worth. Some of these traits do not apply to the affable Australian, owner of a golf swing that could make a mouthful of sawdust salivate. Last year, Day averaged 305 yards with the longest club in the bag. Not only does this place him as one of the longest hitters in the game, it also reveals the need for power play in modern golf.
Day is joined by McIlroy, Johnson, Stenson, and Matsuyama in the Official Golf World Ranking top 5, none of whom shy away from letting their hips go. But this raises the question, can any of them maintain their power with their weak sides?
At 285, this drive is just short of the PGA TOUR’s average. It would place Day’s left-handed effort above Brandt Snedecker, Bryson DeChambeau and Webb Simpson.
Trackman statistics report the average club head speed of the 14-15-handicap level is about 93.4 mph…yielding an average total distance of 214 yards per drive. So there you have it, JD can hit his left-handed drive 70 yards further than the average player. Staggering.
You would be wrong to assume JD’s reverse game was limited to driver only, this pure iron shot puts that notion to bed.
Watching the world’s best flip sides is a handy indication of their superior sporting prowess; DJ, Phil and Rickie provide all the proof we need…