Jason Day, what were you thinking?
After hitting a bad tee shot on No. 18 at the PGA Championship, Jason Day then tried one of the most questionable shots in major championship history, trying to hit a hook around a tree that was impossible and left him with a quadruple bogey on 18, spoiling what had been a blistering comeback after nearly hitting a ball in the water.
“There goes his PGA right out of the window,” CBS commentator Nick Faldo said.
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Many people on Twitter were advocating for the traditional play after Day’s bad tee shot on 18 -- a chip out to the fairway and then trying to make par from there.
Instead, Day attempted an impossible shot and probably shot himself out of the tournament.
Day ultimately carded a 77, scoring a 12 on his final two holes, a par 3 and a par 4. He fell back to even par for the championship and into a tie for 16th place, when before he made the mental blunder, he was definitely in position to win Sunday. And this after making three birdies in a row on Nos. 14-16, after successfully playing a shot with one foot in the water.
Social media reacted to Day -- and the rest of a very tough day at Quail Hollow.
Jason’s Tough Day
Day is a very likable guy who has battled through his mother’s cancer scare and injury -- two years ago, he collapsed while playing the U.S. Open -- to start to find his form again. But when he played the 18th the way he did Saturday, Twitter lit into him.
Day turned down requests for interviews and was seen walking away from the course by CBS cameras.
“He’s shocked,” Faldo said on national TV. “He’s in shock.”
Spieth’s Sweet Shot
Jordan Spieth isn’t having the PGA Championship he wanted. He’s tied for 37th place heading into Sunday. But he did pull off a shot that reminded of Tiger Woods at the Masters. Or nearly so.
Daly’s Emotional Intro
John Daly gave an emotional look back at his PGA Championship for CBS. He was the ninth alternate and drove more than seven hours to be there. Somehow, he won.
“Hey, 26 years ago, nobody knew my name,” Daly said. “All I wanted to do was grip it and rip it.”
CBS put together a nice package featuring Daly. Watch