Day eager for chance to avenge Masters letdowns

Mon Apr 6, 2015 7:28pm EDT
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By Steve Keating

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - For Jason Day, the Masters and the pursuit of a coveted green jacket has been an obsession since he first picked up a golf club.

And if Day wins the year's first major on Sunday, everything else the 27-year-old Australian does on a golf course will be icing on the cake.

"Everyone has different goals in life," Day told reporters after a practise round at Augusta National on Monday. "Everyone has different things they want to try and achieve.

"We've been gearing my golf game ever since I was 12, 13 ... to try and attack this golf tournament, building my game toward winning this tournament.

"Whatever I win after, that would be a bonus."

Day came agonizingly close in 2011 when, playing in his Masters debut, he finished runner-up to Charl Schwartzel.

In 2013, Day again looked ready to conquer a lifelong quest.

Holding a two-stroke lead in the final round with three holes to play, Day had one arm inside the sleeve of the green jacket when disaster struck.   Continued...

Jason Day of Australia chips out of a sand trap on the tenth green during his practice round ahead of the 2015 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia April 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Phil Noble