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Jason Day is aware how hard it is to win a major, thank you very much

August 12, 2015

HAVEN, Wis. -- Jason Day can hear the whispers. He knows the near-misses are adding up.

But to the 27-year-old, his resume is not filled with shortcomings. It's filled with experience.

"It's very difficult to try and close on a Sunday at a major championship," Day said at his Wednesday media press conference at Whistling Straits. "But the more times that I keep putting myself there, the more opportunities that I give myself, sooner or later, it's going to happen."

Well, yes and no. We've already documented the relationship momentum has with the PGA Championship. On that front, Day's outlook is promising, winning the RBC Canadian Open after his fourth-place finish at St. Andrews. Moreover, the Australian boasts nine top 10s in majors since 2010, including a T-10 the last time the PGA Championship was held at Whistling Straits.

Yet, as we saw with Rickie Fowler's 2014-to-2015 transition, just because you keep knocking on the door doesn't mean someone is going to let you in.

"We're humans out there," Day said. "It's very easy to make poor choices and have bad swings every now and then. We got so blessed with Tiger and Rory and Jordan that winning looks easy.

"And I'm not saying it's difficult for me, but it's something that I'm trying to learn and get better at."

The problem is, Day hasn't been bad. You don't rack up his record by playing poorly. Rather, it's failing to find that extra gear, that next level major championship venues require.