FehertyMarch 29, 2016

Jason Day considered quitting golf before 2011 Masters

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Jason Day has won six of his past 13 tournaments, broke the major championship scoring record at Whistling Straits last summer and is the No. 1 player in the world. The type of hot streak many consider a pipe dream.

According to Day, that includes himself.

The Golf Channel ran promos last week promoting Day's interview on Feherty, teasing that Day contemplated quitting golf. Specifically, right before the 2011 Masters, his first appearance at the tournament.

On Monday night, the show illuminated how serious the PGA Championship winner was to walking away.

"I really wanted to quit the game," Day told host David Feherty. "I wasn't having a good time on the golf course."

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Feherty, befuddled by the admission, responded, "Augusta National is not really the place...you were thinking about giving the game up before the Masters?"

"I was not going to play that week," said Day. "I was going to take time off."

Day continued that his team talked him into it, and that he had a "fantastic" time on the course. He finished second that week to Charl Schwartzel.

Day heads into Augusta National as one of the tournament favorites. A proposition, five years ago, Day wouldn't have believed.