RACING Day looking up
JASON Day hopes a return to one of his most successful swings on the US PGA Tour can provide a much- needed spark for his misfiring season.
The Australian world No. 7 ( pictured) arrives at this week’s World Golf ChampionshipsBridgestone Invitational searching for a first win since May 2016 and with a tie for 22nd at the Masters his best result at the first three majors of 2017. He also surrendered a 47week reign as the world No. 1 to Dustin Johnson in February.
“It hasn’t been the greatest year for me in major championships,” said Day.
“It’s also been a little light in putting myself in contention on Tour, as well.” But the 29year- old will channel the good vibes from his stellar record at the next Tour’s five tournaments.
T h e s e have yielded a breakthrough major title at the 2015 US PGA Championship among three wins, two runners- up and five top- five finishes in the run culminating with the Tour Championship.
“I’ve got a good stretch of tournaments coming up to be able to work on the momentum I picked up on the weekend rounds at the British Open,” said Day.
His form at this week’s WGC event in Ohio is also im- pressive, with a third place last year and a fourth in 2011.
But the 10- time PGA Tour winner still has an axe to grind with Ohio’s Firestone Country Club.
Day held the lead during the final round of the WGCBridgestone last year before dropping three shots between the 15th and 16th holes to hand big- hitting Johnson the title.
“I was playing pretty decent going into 16 and then everything fell apart. I felt I handled the whole week really well before that,” said Day. “Dustin was just playing some sensational golf and unfortunately I just gave it to him.
“Hopefully if I’m in same situation this week play a little bit differently.” the I’ll HARNESS racing returns to the Royal Queensland Show for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, featuring on every single day of the 10- day Ekka.
Finals will be held across all 10 days of the Ekka, each worth $ 1000 and being held as a key part of the night program from 5.15pm.
Heats will also be run on most days from midday, and the Mini trots, with junior drivers steering Shetland ponies, will feature on the opening day of the Ekka, Friday, August 11, as well as Sunday, August 13 and then on the final Friday and Saturday.
The final day of the show will feature the $ 10,000 Garrards/ Big Dog Pet Foods Ekka Show Final.
Each race will be held over 1609m, which comprises four laps of the 400m circuit.
The trots were welcomed back to the Ekka in 2014 after a decade absence.
ALL SMILES: Trots drivers Stacey and Lola Weidemann.