Shriners Children's Open

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

TPC Summerlin

Jason Day

Quick Quotes

Q. 5-under round to start. Just an opening comment on your round.

JASON DAY: It was good. I missed a couple of opportunities for birdie, like easier opportunities for birdie. But overall I'm pretty happy with 5-under.

Played the par-5s nice today. Didn't get myself out of too much position-wise. There was only one hole where I had a mis-hit of a shot with a chip shot.

Overall, it's nice momentum going into tomorrow.

Q. Can you talk about the benefit of playing fall events and why you're playing some of them.

JASON DAY: Well, first and foremost, I have to fulfill my contract, sponsor contract. So that's first and foremost and why I'm playing.

On top of it, I know that I didn't have two great years in a row, and I'm trying to get off to a good start. For me personally, I think some of these golf courses, even though I haven't typically played well in the past, I like the way they look and like the way they set up.

I'm trying to get some good momentum going into next season. Trying to find out where the game is, not only if I'm off the tee all the way through to the green.

I feel like these last two years have been kind of a mixture of really good stuff and really bad stuff and just trying to connect the dots, and I feel like that things are slowly moving in the direction that I want them to.

I'm just trying to get a little bit of momentum going to next year. I'm trying to think about this week and then CJ CUP and then three after that and probably QBE Shootout. So I've got a lot coming up.

Q. With the schedule changing with these types of events being at the end of the year next year, do you continue to play them, do you think? Or does it depend how the year goes?

JASON DAY: I honestly have no idea. Like I need to talk to an official about that because I have no idea how the schedule works these days. It's just been so -- with LIV coming around and the TOUR changing a lot of things in regards to these bigger events. Not only on top of that, what happens to the -- I haven't really read into it yet.

I'm just banking on playing some better golf at the end of 2022 and 2023, and I don't even have to think about it really, to be honest.

Q. In general, how's your health? That's always been an issue?

JASON DAY: I feel like -- I feel fine. I honestly don't feel like I've got an injury right now. I've been doing two, three hours of body work a day and stay on top of that, then I should be good.

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