The Australian was bang in contention heading into the final day of the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, only to toss it all away on the final hole in what Nick Faldo has described as “one of the worst decisions I’ve seen a professional golfer make”.
He started the day just two shots off the lead, and ended it in a tie for 16th, seven shots off leader Kevin Kisner. It all went awry for Day on the final hole.
Day’s drive ended up beside a tree, and rather than swallow his pride and chip out onto the fairway, he inexplicably tried to hit for the green. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t go particularly far, and it ended up in a shrub a few yards away, and ever further to the right of the hazard he had already landed himself by.
From there, he had to take a penalty drop by the grandstand. He then laid up into the rough to the right of the green, and still came up short of the green on the following shot. Finally, he hit the green with the sixth shot…and then saw hit putt agonisingly lip out for a preposterous quadruple-bogey.
The Green Monster.
ICYMI: Jason Day ended The Green Mile with a quadruple bogey on 18 😳 pic.twitter.com/AFWCf2y0IA
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