Jason Day at centre of ‘horrible’ drama in final-round meltdown at Masters

Jason Day has endured a horror final round at the Masters at Augusta, with a shocking four double-bogies cruelling the Aussie’s hopes of a guaranteed return for next year’s tournament. Day had been hoping for a top-12 finish on Sunday, which would have punched his ticket back to Augusta in 2024.

But disaster struck on the par-4 ninth hole, as Day wound up with a six that sent him crashing down the leaderboard. The Aussie stroked a brilliant curling putt from 44 feet to three feet, leaving him with a simple putt for par.

However he pushed his attempt past the hole, and then also missed his attempt at bogey. From a tie for 18th, Day suddenly slumped down the leaderboard to a share of 20th at one-under entering the back nine of his final round.

From there things only got progressively worse, with the Aussie producing three more double-bogeys in his next four holes an absolute nightmare diaplay. Seemingly rattled after the ninth, Day then hooked his drive on the 10th into the trees and had to reload with a penalty shot en route to a second double-bogey.

The car crash continued when Day putted his second shot into the water for another double. He then had to reload again on the par-5 13th after hooking his drive deep into the Georgian pine trees.

He settled briefly with pars on 14 and 15 before dropping another shot on 16 and finishing with an elusive birdie at the last. When he finally added up the damage, the Aussie star signed for an 80 and a tie for 39th.


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