By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM
Jason Day recorded his best finish
of the season on Sunday -- a fourth-place finish.
As the birdies began to fall,
Jason Day put a lofty goal in his mind. Get to 24 under -- or
better. Of course, Day knew what that meant. Starting the day out
at 12 under, Day would need a 59 to reach 24. "Probably 58 I'm
guessing that I had to shoot," Day said after he finished fourth
after a 66 at the J.T. Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on
Sunday in Las Vegas. "We picked 24, and the right now it's 24.
Yeah, I was thinking 58 to try and at least have a sniff at it."
Day was well on his way. He opened with seven birdies in his first
nine holes to tie the course record with a front-nine 28. Going
back to Saturday's third round, Day made 17 birdies during a
24-hole stretch. Day got within two shots of the lead momentarily,
but couldn't cash in on some of the easier holes on the course --
mainly Nos. 12 to 16. He would birdie 16, but went on to double
bogey the 18th after his approach found the greenside water hazard.
All in all, it was a quality start for Day -- and his best finish
of the season. "Yeah, I can think about all the putts that I missed
today," Day said. "During the first three rounds I missed a ton as
well. I'm very excited the way I played over the last two days,
even the last four days. But I'm looking forward to (The McGladrey
Open). You know, I feel like I'm going to win soon."