After a birdie at the sixth play-off hole earned Jason Day the Farmers Insurance Open title he revealed that he is desperate to reassert his dominance of the world rankings.
Victory over Alex Noren in the delayed extra holes on Monday morning was 30-year-old's first win in 20 months, a stretch of time that saw him fall outside the world's top ten and endure a particularly tough 2017, with his mother suffering from cancer and injuries taking toll on his body.
I'm really focused on the major championships. This is a great start to the year and it only makes me more hungry.Jason Day
"It's special to win here again," he said of the Torrey Pines course. "I won the World Junior Championships here and victory in 2015 propelled me to a really great year: I won my first major, got to No. 1 in the world and I'm hoping to do much of the same this year.
"Obviously the preparation and the hard work over the holidays has paid off early. I think last year was a good kick in the butt."
The win vaults Day back into the world's top ten, but he doesn't plan to stop the upward projection any time soon.
"I've said it for the longest time," he said. "I've always wanted to be the No. 1 player in the world. I got there for 51 weeks but I've always wanted to be a dominant No. 1 and that is going to take time.
"So I'm going to have to work twice as hard, I'm going to have to give my life to this for the next 10, 15 years to be able to hopefully achieve that goal one day.
"I'm really focused on the major championships. This is a great start to the year and it only makes me more hungry."
Day is 19.00 to win The Masters, 17.00 to claim the U.S. Open, 26.00 for success in the Open Championship at Carnoustie and 21.00 to win a second PGA Championship.
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