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.
Several people who read WAX Golf have noticed that Wells Fargo champion Jason Day is now employing a “stealth heel lift” on some of his driver swings, and I got one angle that shows it clearly on a drive he hit yesterday.
From not being able to play regularly the past two seasons since hitting the Number 1 World Rankings, he has now won two events this season.
I noticed something when the wheels came off Jason Day’s cart, and because I was watching live and couldn’t record the round, I had to wait for the video later to see if I’d actually seen what I thought I saw.
I am pretty sure that I got it right, although I initially thought that Day was standing with a closed stance to his target line, which for someone who stands square to the line for the most part, would cause either a right push or a pull hook depending on how you come into the ball (from the inside or over the top).
I don’t really have anything swing-wise to say that is overly pertinent, so I thought I’d make this thread a grab-bag and Open Thread for anyone to share their thoughts on this, the PGA Championship’s “Moving Day” at Quail Hollow.
I am wondering myself if it’s Hideki Matsuyama’s time – he’s already won 3 events this season, is coming hot off the win at the WGC at Bridgestone last week and he’s tied for the lead going off on Day 3.
Seems he’s in great position to make history as the first Japanese major champion on Tour and I believe, the 3rd Asian (after VJ Singh and YE Yang) to bag one.
I was watching the highlights yesterday, having missed the live coverage wherein Jason Day re-injured his back on a particularly vigorous cut on the 16th tee.
Earlier in the round against Graham McDowell, he had driven the 370 yard 5th hole with a big bomb, as well.
I really didn’t set out to jinx Jason Day, who withdrew yesterday from the BMW Championship with a back injury. I really hate it when I look at a golfer’s swing and point out things that may spell physical trouble down the line – and then it happens.
I didn’t even know about this until the Big Toilet sent me a text yesterday, as I was occupied with other matters. But yes, Jason Day’s hard-ripping swing action has come home to roost in the form of a back injury.
I’ve wanted to take a look at Jason Day’s swing for some time as he is a young and talented power swinger on the PGA Tour, but recent injury problems with his thumb kept him out of play for a bit, and it wasn’t logical to look at his swing while he nursed an injury anyways.
He seems to have recovered, and I found a slow motion face-on swing of his, and my initial suspicions were confirmed – Day will likely run into lower back and/or leading knee issues as he gets older, if not sooner.