Jason Day Tops Leaderboard Despite On-Course Back Treatment

The former World Number One tweaked his back by bending down to kiss his daughter

Jason Day Tops Leaderboard Despite On-Course Back Treatment

The former World Number One tweaked his back by bending down to kiss his daughter

Jason Day Tops Leaderboard Despite On-Course Back Treatment

Jason Day shot a five under par 67 during the second round of The Masters to reach seven under and tie the lead by the time he got to the clubhouse.

That may sound fairly standard for a player who won the 2015 USPGA Championship and reached the World Number One position.

Day's injury hasn't affected his score. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

However, this has been no ordinary couple of days for the Aussie who was on the floor receiving treatment on the 2nd hole of the tournament.

That's after he tweaked the left side of his back from bending down to kiss his daughter on the practice putting green prior to his round.

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The former World Number One, despite those back problems, shot a two under par round of 70 on Thursday.

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He then followed it up with a 67 on Friday to sit at seven under after 36 holes, and he'll be in one of the final few groups on Saturday as he seeks to become just the second Australian in history to win The Masters.

Day has a history with injuries and pulled out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational last month after saying that he "couldn't really walk."

He did then receive criticism on social media after he was seen at Disney World that day.

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Day's management informed Golf Digest that his back is feeling sore ahead of the weekend, although it clearly isn't hampering his golf game just yet.

Day was runner-up at Augusta in 2011 and has three top 10s in the Masters.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. Elliott graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He is obsessed with the game and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey. His handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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