The Loop

Jason Day, dealing with back issues, drives 381-yard first hole

March 24, 2016

Back woes are not foreign to golf. Stars like Seve Ballesteros, Fred Couples and, most recently, Tiger Woods have suffered from them, as have many an amateur player. Jason Day has fallen into this unfortunate category, noticeably aggravating his bulging disc during Wednesday's WGC-Dell Match Play.

However, unlike the rest of his bad-back brethren, Day, playing in pain, was able to nuke a 381-yard drive on his first hole of the day:

This doesn't mean Day is out of the woods. Backs are fickle matters and can flare up at any moment.

Still, considering some are wondering if Day should withdraw to rest up for the Masters, that first-hole bomb should quiet the critics.