Jason Day Out Of API With Another Back Injury

Injury woes are hitting the usual suspects who have major issues with their swings when it comes to the Modern Golf way of doing it.

First, of course, no one can have missed Tiger Woods and his “strained neck,” which is fairly odd – to be suffering from a strained neck for weeks, that is.

Word comes now that Jason Day has WD’d from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after 6 holes with a pretty serious -sounding back injury.

From the Golf Channel’s Will Gray:


In the article on GolfChannel.com to which Will linked, we get more:

According to Day, an MRI Monday in Orlando revealed an annular tear in the disc between his L4 and L5 vertebrae along with additional “facet problems.”

Day limited his practice early in the week at Bay Hill but had hoped the injury would improve once he began the opening round.

Yeah… not so sure about that optimistic assessment. I’d call it “whistling past the graveyard” of Modern Golf Swinger career longevity.

I thought he’d begun to get away from the Modern Madness when I blogged about his “stealth heel lift” last May:


… but the nature of this injury doesn’t suggest that he’s still restricting his hips and torquing the lower back – it fairly screams that fact.

Despite the diagnosis, Day remains optimistic that he’ll be able to tee it up next week at The Players, another event he won back in 2016.

“It’s too early to tell right now,” he said. “I think it’s just rest, to be honest, and hopefully I’ll be ready by next week.”

Here’s something I can tell you all – the clock is ticking on Jason Day’s playing days, and it just got a lot louder.


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14 thoughts on “Jason Day Out Of API With Another Back Injury

  1. peterallenby2013

    Poor Jason..Hope he’s banked his winnings and has that back up career ready to go..Honestly, standing afar, it is easy to see the modern swing cancer. But for an elite player like Day, I suspect he has no knowledge of other swing methodologies as his phalanx of gurus in swing mechanics has zero true knowledge of kinesiology. How can these “teachers” get away with this?? Like I said, Poor Jason..

    1. D Watts Post author

      How can these “teachers” get away with this??

      As I’ve said, the word “malpractice” comes to mind.

    2. Chief Cowpie

      Yes, I think the good Days may be behind him unless DJ gets a telegraph today or tomorrow but hopefully not to long so the damage doesn’t worsen.

  2. Terry

    These guys continue to hurt themselves, apply band -aids and ignore the root cause, or just blindly accept debilitating back injuries as part of the game.

    1. D Watts Post author

      It’s amazing, the level of unwitting or willful blindness to the alternative, isn’t it?

  3. D. Moriarty

    Youd think everyone would come to their senses and realized the old guard played well into their 70s without these kinds of issues. Hell, Sam Snead was shooting under par into his 80s!

    1. D Watts Post author

      … the old guard played well into their 70s without these kinds of issues. Hell, Sam Snead was shooting under par into his 80s!

      🤔 I can’t imagine how they did that… no clue…

      Wait…

        1. D Watts Post author

          Oh, I got you loud and clear, and I appreciate having been able to assist, my friend!

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