World No. 1 Jason Day doubled down on, how do you say, not giving a damn about slow play, but not before doling out a ridiculous Bubba Watson anecdote.
Day, who famously declared “I don’t care about speeding up my game” ahead of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, circled back to those sloth-like sentiments before the Genesis Open.
But before we get to the meat of J-Day’s remarks, how about this beef? Apparently, Bubba Watson, one of the faster players on tour, let Day have it for his slow play…in a bathroom of all places.
“I think Bubba got me in the restroom one time, he said he’s going to report me. He said you may as well fine him. I said okay, it’s fine, you can fine me as long as I keep beating you. I was okay with it.”
Burn. Damn. Kick him in the pink Volvik golf balls! How is this the first we’re hearing about this? And what do you mean you “think” he “got you in the restroom?”
Anyway, Day told reporters that he doesn’t want to crawl along the course like a snail, but rather, is merely trying to be deliberate while taking full advantage of the rules.
“But to be honest, once again, there’s a set of rules that the PGA Tour has. As long as you stay inside those rules, you can back off as much as you want as long as you stay inside those rules. That’s the biggest thing for me is like I wanted to be a lot more deliberate. Now, saying deliberate is not being slow. Deliberate is being a lot more ‑‑ I’ve been 100 percent in my process of actually hitting the shot. That’s not slowing everything down. I still walk just as fast as I have before.”
Good thing. If he did walk slowly, he’d be playing night golf.
Day then lobbed a mortar at the gathered scribes: “You know, I would like to think that everyone in this room would take just a little bit longer if they had a million dollars on their mind.”
LMAO! Is J-Money really out there thinking about cash? And the only time reporters will find themselves thinking about that amount is when they’re writing out pro golfers’ winning shares.
The World No.1 also bellyached about the difficulty of being the lead dog.
“Oh, man, being No1 in the world is tough. It really is. It’s exciting…I wouldn’t trade it for the world even though it’s mentally and sometimes physically demanding because once again, you’re out doing everything, you’re seeing the fans, seeing the media, trying to play competitive golf and then you go back home and you’re trying to be the No1 dad as well. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s really, really difficult not to bring it home.”
Boohoo! What a tale of woe! And how tough it must be to figure out what to do with the nearly $20 million Golf Digest estimates Day pocketed from winnings and endorsements in 2016. So demanding!
With that kind of money, Day would have no problem getting onto the most expensive golf courses in the world (maybe):