Misfiring Day opts for change

14 September 2017 19:16:25 GMTPlus11

Former world number one Jason Day has opted to make a change on the bag as he gets ready to tee off at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms.

The 29-year-old Australian will have Luke Reardon acting as his caddie, with long-term bagman Colin Swatton leaving that role but remaining in place as Day's swing coach.

When I'm playing poorly, that's when a true test of a relationship happens between a player and a caddie.

Jason Day

Day is without a win since claiming The Players Championship title in May 2016 and he feels his relationship with Swatton has gone stale, a fact he blames himself for in the main.

He told The Age: "I'm not breaking up with him; he's still my coach and always will be.

"When I'm playing poorly, that's when a true test of a relationship happens between a player and a caddie.

"Col has taken me from a 12-year-old kid to where I am today, but slowly, over time, the chemistry (diminished) a little bit. Unfortunately, sometimes it just doesn't work out and it was more my fault.

"I made a decision last week to see how the rest of this year goes with a couple of buddies on the bag."

Day won the BMW Championship two years ago, the victory being the third in little over a month, a run which started with his maiden Major triumph in the USPGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

He went on to claim three further victories between March and May of the following year, but has since been unable to return to the winner's circle.

Day is available at 1001.00 to win the BMW Championship this weekend, while he is 4.33 to finish in the Top 5 and 1.72 to be Top Australasian.

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