May 12, 2016

    Day-light at TPC with help from Woods?


    WORLD number one Jason Day hopes that advice from Tiger Woods will come in handy at The Players Championship this week as he attempts to break his duck in the tournament regarded as golf's unofficial fifth major.

    The 28-year-old Australian has forged a close relationship with Woods in recent months with the former world No. 1 regularly offering advice via text messages in the build-up to events.

    Woods, a two-time winner at TPC Sawgrass, will not be competing in Ponte Vedra Beach as he battles his way back from an extended layoff after back surgery.

    But his influence could well be significant if Day mounts a successful challenge for the US$1.89 million (S$2.5 million) winner's cheque.

    "Some of the shots I hit, some of the decisions I make, are because of what me and Tiger have talked about in the past," Day said on Tuesday.

    "If there's a guy whose brain you want to pick, it's him."