(Reuters) – Former world number one Jason Day said his chronic back problems left him struggling to walk around a golf course when the sport returned in mid-June after the COVID-19 break, but he is now in a better place physically.
The 32-year-old Australian carded a second-round 69 at the PGA Championship on Friday for a share of second place to stay in contention for only the second major of his career.
“Physically, I feel great. I’m always trying to stay disciplined with my exercises and soft tissue work… overall, I feel good,” overnight co-leader Day told reporters.
“When I first came out (after the COVID-19 shutdown), I struggled to walk around a golf course and play. You know, it hurt to walk. But now I feel great and I feel fine.”
Day, who won the 2015 PGA Championship, arrived at TPC