News & ToursMay 25, 2010

Jason Day's Call of Duty

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jason Day has been around long enough now that people tend to forget that he's only 22. So it shouldn't really be news to learn that Day, fresh off his his first PGA TOUR title at the HP Byron Nelson Championship Sunday, didn't exactly grind out a practice session Monday in preparation for this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, where he will attempt to join Ben Hogan as the only other player to win the two Texas stops in the same year.

Instead, the native Australian played "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" on his PlayStation for five hours straight.

"I spend way too much time on PlayStation," said Day, who lives in Fort Worth and plays many of his practice rounds at Colonial CC. He finished fourth last year, one shot out of the three-man playoff won by Steve Stricker. "I think if my wife could take a club to it, she'd do it in a heartbeat. But since I just won she was going to cut me some slack."

Day, in his third full season on the PGA Tour, said he got lucky down the stretch at TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas, where he dunked a shot on the 18th hole but still won by two shots. Or maybe he just needs to work on his concentration skills.

Asked which is harder, keeping his concentration on the golf course or on video games for five hours, Day smiled sheepishly. "Five hours on the golf course. I'm in my own little world (on PlayStation)," he said. "My wife talks to me, and I don't even know she is talking to me when I'm playing Call of Duty. I can spot my wife out on the golf course. But I can't spot my wife at home, and she is standing right next to me."

-- Dave Shedloski

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