The 2015 PGA Championship winner has worked hard to rebuild his swing over the past two years after a string of back injuries, as he hoped to play this year at the Masters, where he has three top five

But those dreams were shattered in Friday’s Nightmare 18 Holes (AEST), which included seven bogeys and two birdies for a 77 over five – eight shots back from clubhouse leaders Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama

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“I mean it’s just frustrating I didn’t do absolutely anything right today which is unfortunate so I have to go back to the lineup, work on some stuff Go to the green, work there above also “

“Sometimes I get discouraged, but that’s what it is. I just have to try and focus on trying to be patient”

The day was sub in the first six holes, but went on with three consecutive bogeys before making the two-turn on

He said he then struggled to read the wind on the tail nine and continually made his mistakes worse

The day hit 71% of fairways, but converted that to just 50% of greens in regulation, as he hit 172 putts per hole compared to the field average of 167

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“I got off to a good start thanks to six holes, played pretty solid and then – I didn’t really get out of position, just (my) little game didn’t show up, then on top of that I didn’t hit the punches I needed there, “Day said

The Australian said he would return to the training facilities and continue to work hard on his game, but admitted he took his

“I worked really, really hard on my game and got absolutely nothing out of it, so I just have to keep working,” Day said

“I have three weeks off after this, I can take a little time to clear my head, but it’s really frustrating today”

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