Jason Day. Out not with a bang but with a whimper.

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  • freeze16172002freeze16172002 Members Posts: 57 ✭✭


    cvhookem63 wrote:


    It looks like his back injury didn't keep him from making a trip to the Magic Kingdom today



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    I get the paparazzi pic which is the first one, but how do we have a copy of the second pic??




    Someone stalked him to wait for him to go on a ride and then they took a photo of the photo display at the end. Funny but strange and sad at the same time that people go through that kind of effort or care enough. I mean the dude is enjoying Disney with his family and people have to intrigue for their own personal pleasure.
    It is weird that he was being stalked and didnt know it. They took a pic hiding behind that "pole" then followed him to a ride and waited for the disney pic to show up
  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Members Posts: 16,186 ✭✭



    cvhookem63 wrote:


    It looks like his back injury didn't keep him from making a trip to the Magic Kingdom today



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    I get the paparazzi pic which is the first one, but how do we have a copy of the second pic??




    Someone stalked him to wait for him to go on a ride and then they took a photo of the photo display at the end. Funny but strange and sad at the same time that people go through that kind of effort or care enough. I mean the dude is enjoying Disney with his family and people have to intrigue for their own personal pleasure.
    It is weird that he was being stalked and didnt know it. They took a pic hiding behind that "pole" then followed him to a ride and waited for the disney pic to show up




    The guy that’s taking the picture I assume is with his family also, I mean who goes there alone? So are that guys wife and kids stalking to? Or are they waiting while daddy stalks? Or did daddy take a potty break that took longer than normal?


  • Back injury again. He just withdrew from API. He is never healthy enough to really get in gear. Is this basically the end of Jason Day? Soon he'll just be on medical leave waiting to get better, and time will move on. Quite a shame because he could've been one of the greats.

    BiggErn wrote:


    I somehow never think he is as bad off as he lets on. Seems to be a bit of a drama queen.




    No question in my mind.



    Obviously, the dude pays for himself and his caddy and sometimes his family to travel to events that could pay him millions, and then fakes an injury and bails.



    Good strategy if you hate money, fame, trophies, etc.



    Less good if you're a pro athlete, but..... I'm sure that's what's happening.



    And that's too bad because I agree with the OP - he could have been one of the greats.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,354 ClubWRX
    You take the kids on a trip to Florida from Ohio in the winter and they are looking forward to Disney World, you bet dad is tagging along even if his back hurts. Good on him.
  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,729 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    You take the kids on a trip to Florida from Ohio in the winter and they are looking forward to Disney World, you bet dad is tagging along even if his back hurts. Good on him.


    This is truth. Been there done that.
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Members Posts: 5,018 ✭✭
    provx wrote:


    The dude pushed his body to the limits working out and became #1 in the world. Now he is injured because of it. Call me crazy but i would take that tradeoff, he cashed in on that hard work while it lasted.




    Nonsense. Working out has nothing to do with it.



    Restricted hip turn in backswing and violent downswing more likely the culprit.
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  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Members Posts: 16,186 ✭✭
    By his body type I can’t imagine his workouts or diets being very intense. A “workout” likely includes band work, stretching, and maybe some calisthenics.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,444 ✭✭


    By his body type I can’t imagine his workouts or diets being very intense. A “workout” likely includes band work, stretching, and maybe some calisthenics.




    “I started out the year in quite good shape, but my upper body was almost too big,” Day said. “For golf, you can’t have a big upper body and a small lower one. You’ve got to have big strong legs and a strong core. I do a lot of squats, do a lot trap-bar deadlifts, and a lot of sumo deadlifts.”



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  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl Members Posts: 5,363 ✭✭
    tiderider wrote:


    tight shirts don't help the lower back that much ...




    Compression shirts? Maybe that is the reason.
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,070 ✭✭
    For an Aussie he lacks backbone and fighting spirit.
  • oikos1oikos1 Posts: 2,241 ✭✭
    cvhookem63 wrote:


    It looks like his back injury didn't keep him from making a trip to the Magic Kingdom today



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  • DavidwDavidw Adelaide, AustraliaMembers Posts: 40 ✭✭
    elwhippy wrote:


    For an Aussie he lacks backbone and fighting spirit.




    Exactly . He may well have an injury now but a few years ago he was always talking about every illness that came his way and affected his performance .



    Take some tablets and deal with it...you’re an elite sportsman.
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,092 ✭✭
    Holy Moses wrote:



    By his body type I can’t imagine his workouts or diets being very intense. A “workout” likely includes band work, stretching, and maybe some calisthenics.




    “I started out the year in quite good shape, but my upper body was almost too big,” Day said. “For golf, you can’t have a big upper body and a small lower one. You’ve got to have big strong legs and a strong core. I do a lot of squats, do a lot trap-bar deadlifts, and a lot of sumo deadlifts.”



    https://www.mensjournal.com/sports/how-7-golfers-train-blast-powerful-drives-pga-tour/3-brooks-koepa/




    Maybe in his mind ; )



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  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 5,976 ✭✭
    Davidw wrote:

    elwhippy wrote:


    For an Aussie he lacks backbone and fighting spirit.




    Exactly . He may well have an injury now but a few years ago he was always talking about every illness that came his way and affected his performance .



    Take some tablets and deal with it...you're an elite sportsman.




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  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 5,976 ✭✭

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    You take the kids on a trip to Florida from Ohio in the winter and they are looking forward to Disney World, you bet dad is tagging along even if his back hurts. Good on him.


    This is truth. Been there done that.




    Amen brother!
  • Mr. HoganMr. Hogan Posts: 1,288 ✭✭
    lowheel wrote:

    Davidw wrote:

    elwhippy wrote:


    For an Aussie he lacks backbone and fighting spirit.




    Exactly . He may well have an injury now but a few years ago he was always talking about every illness that came his way and affected his performance .



    Take some tablets and deal with it...you're an elite sportsman.




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  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,238 ✭✭
    Crocodile Dundee. Mad Max. Rebel Wilson. These are tough acts to follow.
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    Steele47 wrote:


    Crocodile Dundee. Mad Max. Rebel Wilson. These are tough acts to follow.




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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,158 ✭✭
    Higgs66 wrote:


    Longevity in golf does not seem possible with modern tempo/speed. Is a shorter ball better for all?




    +1.



    Also a smaller club head, so they have to throttle back.
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  • provxprovx Members Posts: 821 ✭✭
    dpb5031 wrote:

    provx wrote:


    The dude pushed his body to the limits working out and became #1 in the world. Now he is injured because of it. Call me crazy but i would take that tradeoff, he cashed in on that hard work while it lasted.




    Nonsense. Working out has nothing to do with it.



    Restricted hip turn in backswing and violent downswing more likely the culprit.




    Swinging over 120mph is tough on your body no more how smooth or violent it looks. The weight room helped him get to that speed.



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  • Air23Air23 Members Posts: 41 ✭✭
    Wouldn't be shocked if he wins The Players this week.
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,742 ClubWRX
    With all this talk of colder weather with The Players being in March and not May, I sure hope that he doesn't pick up a bad case of the sniffles!!



    In all seriousness, I have never quite been able to get my head around Day. One minute, he looks like he is a world beater and he was rightly the World Number 1. That stretch of golf that he had from mid way through 2015 through 2016 was just incredible. The fire in the belly seems to have gone now. It's understandable. He is absolutely loaded, lovely wife, three kids. The desire levels must have slipped. I'm going to call it now, he will never be the player that he was in 2016 and he'll never be world number one again.
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  • sefus12sefus12 Posts: 1,553 ClubWRX
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    BearQ wrote:

    Higgs66 wrote:


    Longevity in golf does not seem possible with modern tempo/speed. Is a shorter ball better for all?




    Isn’t a speed issue persay. It’s the extreme unnatural angles they create coupled with the high speed transition.



    Day doesn’t rotate hips much at all. I never hit it like him but I had similar issues, I’m two hip labral repair and two herniated now. If he think he can’t walk now...




    I feel like a lot of the old timers took a good crack at it. Jack and Arnie didn’t leave much in the tank and they played for a long long time. It just seemed like maybe their swings were more free flowing when compared to Day.




    The longer swings with exaggerated turns and movement seemed to have limited injuries for many.... Jack, Phil, Daly. Day's back issues were inevitable with the way he forces that much torque by limiting hip movement while maximizing shoulder turn.
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  • ShallowfaceShallowface Members Posts: 1,441 ✭✭
    sefus12 wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    BearQ wrote:

    Higgs66 wrote:


    Longevity in golf does not seem possible with modern tempo/speed. Is a shorter ball better for all?




    Isn’t a speed issue persay. It’s the extreme unnatural angles they create coupled with the high speed transition.



    Day doesn’t rotate hips much at all. I never hit it like him but I had similar issues, I’m two hip labral repair and two herniated now. If he think he can’t walk now...




    I feel like a lot of the old timers took a good crack at it. Jack and Arnie didn’t leave much in the tank and they played for a long long time. It just seemed like maybe their swings were more free flowing when compared to Day.




    The longer swings with exaggerated turns and movement seemed to have limited injuries for many.... Jack, Phil, Daly. Day's back issues were inevitable with the way he forces that much torque by limiting hip movement while maximizing shoulder turn.




    Sam Snead. An "in and over" type of swing, over being that the downswing is slightly above the backswing plane. He certainly never lacked for distance.



    Hale Irwin uses this type of swing, never has been injured to my knowledge and is still good in his 70s.



    The late Bruce Lietzke used this type of swing and was legendary for his game always being there despite lack of practice. Lietzke would have won a bunch more if not for his putting. I believe there was one year where he was dead last in putting, first in GIR and tenth on the money list.



    Golfers have often had a complex of sorts due to the fact that many don't consider them to be athletes. Now that so many of them are putting themselves through the same workout routines that athletes in other sports have followed for years, they may well find that their careers are over in their 30s just like the athletes in other sports. Is that really what they want?



    I always appreciated the view of Bob Murphy, who said something along the lines of "I've had athlete's foot, so I guess that makes me an athlete."



    At the end of the day, the truth is the guys that generate crazy clubhead speed are gifted, same as someone who can throw a baseball 95 MPH or a football 70 yards. If you don't have those gifts, it may be possible to get a little better in the gym, but it will never be to the extent that those who have those gifts can achieve.



    I didn't believe that for the longest time, but I do now.
  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC Members Posts: 1,251 ✭✭
    Live from the players just said he had 4 cortisone shots in his back after the API. That is crazy. I hope he knows that will end up breaking down his back more just because of what is in those shots.
  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 5,976 ✭✭
    gsrjc wrote:


    Live from the players just said he had 4 cortisone shots in his back after the API. That is crazy. I hope he knows that will end up breaking down his back more just because of what is in those shots.




    Its to numb the sciatic nerve and alleviate the inflammation.its better than surgery but is only temporary unfortunately as i know all too well
  • hell_is_chromehell_is_chrome Members Posts: 924 ✭✭
    sefus12 wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    BearQ wrote:

    Higgs66 wrote:


    Longevity in golf does not seem possible with modern tempo/speed. Is a shorter ball better for all?




    Isn’t a speed issue persay. It’s the extreme unnatural angles they create coupled with the high speed transition.



    Day doesn’t rotate hips much at all. I never hit it like him but I had similar issues, I’m two hip labral repair and two herniated now. If he think he can’t walk now...




    I feel like a lot of the old timers took a good crack at it. Jack and Arnie didn’t leave much in the tank and they played for a long long time. It just seemed like maybe their swings were more free flowing when compared to Day.




    The longer swings with exaggerated turns and movement seemed to have limited injuries for many.... Jack, Phil, Daly. Day's back issues were inevitable with the way he forces that much torque by limiting hip movement while maximizing shoulder turn.




    Jack had bad hips and a bad back all through his career. I'm positive that guys in Jack's time were injured more than we know just because information wasn't spread as widely as today.
  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,729 ✭✭

    sefus12 wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    BearQ wrote:

    Higgs66 wrote:


    Longevity in golf does not seem possible with modern tempo/speed. Is a shorter ball better for all?




    Isn’t a speed issue persay. It’s the extreme unnatural angles they create coupled with the high speed transition.



    Day doesn’t rotate hips much at all. I never hit it like him but I had similar issues, I’m two hip labral repair and two herniated now. If he think he can’t walk now...




    I feel like a lot of the old timers took a good crack at it. Jack and Arnie didn’t leave much in the tank and they played for a long long time. It just seemed like maybe their swings were more free flowing when compared to Day.




    The longer swings with exaggerated turns and movement seemed to have limited injuries for many.... Jack, Phil, Daly. Day's back issues were inevitable with the way he forces that much torque by limiting hip movement while maximizing shoulder turn.




    Jack had bad hips and a bad back all through his career. I'm positive that guys in Jack's time were injured more than we know just because information wasn't spread as widely as today.


    It’s very true. Byron Nelson spent time at the mayo clinic during his historic run because his back hurt so much. It fits with my theory that the repetitive motion of a high speed golf swing, with any method, isn’t great for the back. Certain people are just blessed with great health and resilient bodies, others the opposite.
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  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,729 ✭✭
    lowheel wrote:

    gsrjc wrote:


    Live from the players just said he had 4 cortisone shots in his back after the API. That is crazy. I hope he knows that will end up breaking down his back more just because of what is in those shots.




    Its to numb the sciatic nerve and alleviate the inflammation.its better than surgery but is only temporary unfortunately as i know all too well


    He’s got a few weeks of really good golf swings ahead of him. Then probably back to this only slightly worse. The same thing happens when I previously got cortisone in my shoulders. I picked up 10 mph (100% serious) on my driver and swung amazing, but it was most certainly short term gain, long term pain (those few weeks of sleeping through the night were heavenly though).
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  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation Posts: 944 ✭✭
    Ouch people pretty harsh on Day. He is a former world number one with a bad back. Only thing that might make him better is back surgery, but you don't really want to go there unless you have to. So he's stuck in this limbo phase. For the guys saying tough it out, it's not like he just has to tough it out for a tournament or two! He has to tough it out for the rest of his career! And these guys golf more than any of us (apart from the lucky few).
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