Jun 16, 2016

    Stress of US Open will not spoil Jason's day


    JASON Day has a simple solution to the mountain of stress that comes from carrying the world No. 1 ranking into this week's US Open at formidable Oakmont: Embrace it.

    "I've never been more stressed in my life than right now," the Australian said on Tuesday, with the second major championship of 2016 set to tee off today.

    There is the constant pressure of trying to hold off Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy and remain atop the rankings.

    Then, there is the US Open itself, designed by the US Golf Association as a searching test of every aspect of a golfer's game.

    Day has two runner-up finishes in five prior US Opens, and was in contention last year at Chambers Bay despite a debilitating bout of vertigo en route to a share of ninth place.

    "This is one tournament that is very stressful, and I feel like I thrive under stress," Day said.

    "Hopefully, I can do that this year."