Jason Day goes low to lead the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship

POTOMACH, Md. – Jason Day jumped into a time machine and put golf fans back in shape when he was the world number one in 2015 Thursday at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championships.

Currently ranked 127th, the 34-year-old has called every aspect of his game on his way to the top of the leaderboard during the first round at TPC Potomac at Avenil Farm. The day started his era with a pair of birdies on his opening holes, added another in fifth, then went in frenzy of feeding on his back nine with birdies on five of the first seven holes to sign a 7-under 63 and took a one-shot lead over Joel Dahmin.

“Yeah, I’m encouraged. I think it’s a good step in the right direction,” he said the day after his tour. “Obviously I should give myself a pat on the back because I played some really good golf today, but we have three more days after that and I think the main goal It is trying to focus and get yourself in the position where you can win. Yes, good positive things today. “

In this year’s 10 events, Day has two Top 10 finals at the Farmers Insurance Open (T-3), Zurich Classic of New Orleans (T-10) and six missed cuts. On the bright side, his Thursday run was his third of 7 or better this season. Want to guess how many similar rounds he’s played over the past two seasons? two. Hitting 12 passes and making five birds out of within 10 feet sure helps.

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Day said he was “very deserved” to win again in February at Pebble Beach, and Thursday’s tour backed up that claim.

“I mean, there are a lot of things behind the scenes I think about about the golf swing in the morning, I think about the golf swing during the day and I think about the golf swing at night. There were talks at 12:00 at night with (swing instructor Chris Cuomo) just because I have An idea in my head and a certain feeling and feeling,” Day explained. “If you were next to me at the time, it was kind of — it’s fun. I’m obsessed with it.”

However, the 12-time winner of the Tour does not let today’s success cloud his vision for the future.

“Well, I don’t know,” Dai said of how good this new version of his game was. “Obviously I don’t want to advance myself because I know it’s easy in the position I’m in now after a good run to advance myself and start talking about where he could go, but I think I just have to stay as present as possible because if I can Swing the way I swing and have the short game and touch I have on the greens, I mean, I played really good golf today.

“I feel like I can get back to where I need to be, but that is a complete decision in my head if I ever want to climb that mountain again. I feel good about myself and I have to slowly work on confidence.” “The thing that differs between now and when I was No. 1 in the world, although the technology might not have been as straightforward as it is now, I had all the confidence in the world, especially in the green. So that’s always the goal.”