Down came the rain and washed poor Jason Day away. Tough weather conditions proved to be the undoing for Day after he led the tournament for the first two days. We were all hoping and praying that he would go on with the job and get a win for the first time in 4 years. Whether it was his new swing not holding up in the inclement conditions or back related reasons it was an ugly day for Jason. The end result was that Jason Day deflates on day three at the Wells Fargo shooting 9 over to leave him at 1 under.
Day Struggles & Bradley Rises at Wells Fargo
Keegan Bradley shot a fine 3 under round in very tough conditions to lead the championship at 8 under after 54 holes. Max Homa remains in second spot at 6 under despite firing a 1 over third round. Lahiri and Hahn are tied at 4 under. Matty Fitzpatrick is at 3 under the card. Rory McIlroy heads a bunch of seven players on 2 under. More rain is forecast for Sunday but conditions are likely to be easing. Can Jason Day resurrect his tournament tomorrow and put in a respectable final day performance?
Playing Golf in the Rain
Golf is a tough game, as all of us who play the Scottish game well know. Bad weather with wind and rain make a challenging sport even more difficult. Keeping your head together when your game is tested to the mettle is bloody hard. It is challenging to maintain your swing rhythm and tempo, as your natural inclination is to speed up to get out of the rain. This is the worst possible thing you can do. You must slow everything down in the rain to make solid contact with your shots. Take extra time to get everything right in your pre-shot routine and swing.
Moisture affects how the golf ball spins reducing the ability to work the ball. Keep things as simple as you can out there when the heavens are opening up and pouring down upon your dreams. Putts won’t break as much in wet conditions, so go at the hole when appropriate. Jason Day was missing everything on day three at the Wells Fargo on the greens. Putts need to be hit more firmly with less break. I hope that Jason can regroup and get back into the tournament tomorrow.