So it's no surprise that Day rose to the occasion at Quail Hollow Club this week, carding four straight rounds in the 60s, including Sunday's two-under 69, to claim a two-stroke win at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Woods challenges the tour's top talent again starting Thursday at The Players Championship, when he will be paired alongside fellow former Players champions and United States compatriots Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler.
Day did his part with five birdies on his last 10 holes and a daring shot on the 18th when he stood barefoot in the creek to play a shot onto the green.
"I think there was a bit of desire thing in there as well, just not wanting it as much as I had the previous two years as well, " Day said. "I'm confident about my abilities going into next week".
Wise played the three hole stretch at even par while Day went 2 under on the Green Mile with birdies on 16 and 17. Uihlein had a 62, one off the course record.
Phil Mickelson is at five under after producing a 64 - his lowest score of the season - while Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler are one further back.
"He asked if he could be the world No. 1, I said absolutely", said Swatton, who would become Day's coach, caddie and confidant. "My ball-striking's been fine; I just haven't made anything [on the greens]".
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Battaglia said that Justify's record as well as Baffert's record of winning four Derby will have bettors embracing Justify . The field is also very good and features talented horses whose styles could give Justify problems. "We're good", Ruis said.
They have not been in the same group at the Players Championship since 2001. He will be in the final group for the first time in almost four years as he tries to win for the first time since a back injury two years ago. "It's exciting and I'm definitely happy with how I handled myself, especially through the first eight holes, more so than I was of the back nine".
"It was on a cracking line, it was lovely", Day said.
If you haven't noticed by now, Jason Day tends to play his best golf on some of the toughest venues on tour, having earned hard-fought victories at courses like Torrey Pines and TPC Sawgrass. Uihlein wound up three shots behind at 7-under 206 and still hasn't won on the PGA Tour.
"It's just one of those weeks and I'm on to the next week, which is nice".
"I feel like I'm hitting the ball well enough and I'm trending in the right direction for next week". "I was so close to about 7-under on that back nine", Woods said.
"I think I need obviously to do some practicing with my putter, work on it just a little bit, " Woods said.
Mickelson has topped Woods in three of the last four meetings, which were the opening two rounds of the 2014 PGA and 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship.