Jason Day has not so much been knocking as banging on the door of the Majors in recent times and this year’s British Open may yet provide that first elusive triumph.
When it comes to a Sunday at a Major, the 25-year-old Australian’s name is no stranger to featuring high on the leaderboard, as proved by three second and one third-place finishes since 2011.
This year alone Day followed up a top-three Masters spot by finishing as the sole runner-up at the US Open and now he’s priced at 33/1 to take that next step at Muirfield.
Despite only recording a previous best finish of 30th at the British Open, Day did not compete last year due to the birth of his child and as a result has been largely overlooked for the Claret Jug.
However, when you make the connection between Day’s ability to perform at golf’s most prestigious events – something that many multiple tour winners struggle to do – with his form this season, this is a man you ignore at your peril.
Even though Day has not added to his solitary PGA Tour win from 2010 as yet, his season’s stats show that this is a man in sparkling form.
Day has not missed a single cut from 14 PGA Tour events he’s participated in this calendar year, recording no fewer than five top-10 finishes ahead of the Open.
What you need to show across four days of a Major weekend is consistency in your rounds and there’s no one better on tour than Day than this at present.
And considering they’ve now extended the overall yardage at one of the Open’s most recognisable venues, the fact Day is the 10th longest in the PGA driving stats will do his chances no harm either.
Don’t be surprised to see Day’s name in the frame once more at Muirfield and after coming so close already in his young career, victory is inching ever closer.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.