With a little help from Tiger, Day prevails at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jason Day had watched Tiger Woods win eight times before at Bay Hill, and he wanted to do it, too.

After Day saved par from the greenside bunker on the 72nd hole Sunday, he finally had the chance to do something else he's watched Tiger do over and over again.

Day, with his son Dash by his side, walked up the hill left of the 18th green and found a familiar face sitting in a golf cart, waiting to greet him.

As Day later put it: “It’s great to shake the King’s hand.”

So what then, after all those years of thinking about it, did Day finally say standing face to face withArnold Palmer?

“I just thanked him for what he's done for the game and what he's done for us as players,” said Day, who has risen from serious teenage troubles to late-20s stardom. “It's obviously very quick and brief but to be able to walk up there, and in the past be able to watch people walk up there, and have that special moment with the King, it's something that I've always wanted to do. Especially [after] watching Tiger in the past do it a lot, I've wanted to do that.

“It is one of those tournaments that, you know, the biggest guys usually win, and I was just very pleased to shake his hand,” he said.

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 21 Mar 2016 11:02:48

 



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