Here at Golfhacker we love David Feherty. He seems to get something out those he interviews in way that other reporters can only dream. He’s funny, open and a master of his craft. In his new series on the Golf Channel he talks to the world’s finest golfers. This week he talks to Jason Day. Day gave an extraordinary confession to Feherty. Just before his first Masters, the young Australian nearly walked away from the game.
That week, in his first Masters, Day finished in a tie for 2nd behind Charl Schwartzel. Now it’s Day who is the World Number One heading into Augusta following back to back victories. The world of gold thanks it’s lucky stars indeed that his team talked him into playing that week. What a loss to our sport that would have been.
Here is the key part of the interview as Feherty talks about Day’s first Masters in 2011.
Day: “I’ve never told anyone this I was gonna, I felt like er, quitting the game before that week. I was having the worst time on the golf course. I was gonna quit the game and then my team talked me into playing”
Feherty: “You were going to quit the game?”
Day: “I really wanted to quit the game. I wasn’t having a good time on the golf course.”
Feherty: “You were considering giving the game up the week before Masters, most people just dream of playing in one Masters?
Day: “It was my first one too”.
You can watch the sneak peak of the interview before it airs tonight on the Golf Channel.