Miami - Jason Day is the defending champion at this week's WGC Dell
Match-Play, but is cutting down on practice.
The Australian is still looking for his first win of the
year after five starts, with a best finish of T5 at the AT&T Pebble Beach
Pro-Am, but insists a practice rounds will wear him out in Austin, Texas, this
"I'm not going to have a practice round as I think
seven rounds in five days did it for me last year," the 29-year-old is
quoted as saying on express.co.uk.
"From what I've heard, there's not too much change.
There's a few more shaved off areas, but for the most part I played it a fair
amount last year. So, you know that you have to...a week like this you've got
to really watch your energy levels because it can go pretty quick.
"The first three rounds are not too bad, but you get
into the weekend you're playing 36, 36. That can be tough. You don't want to
stretch yourself too far by getting out and preparing too much.
"I'm going to get here and do a little bit of
practicing on the range, do some putting and chipping and then try to get out
of here. It's one thing that I need to make sure that I'm eating correctly
because if I'm not doing that then I'll run out of energy pretty quick. Staying
hydrated is obviously key.
"And from there just try and go out and play a little
bit. Other than that my health feels pretty good. I haven't had any
So what exactly is Day going to be doing with his time?
Well, he's staying over at his good American friend Nick Watney’s house...
"I'm going to be playing video games with Nick Watney
all week, as I'm staying at his place," quipped Day.
"So, it's us gaming all week. Call of Duty, Mountain
Dew and pizza."
Only time will tell is Day's relaxed attitude will pay