Jason Day targets Memorial boost


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Jason Day is hoping he can pick up a confidence-boosting victory at The Memorial Tournament this week and take some momentum into the US Open at Erin Hills in June.

Day has been struggling for form in 2017 and, before his latest outing at the AT&T Byron Nelson, he had failed to finish in the top-three in any of the eight tournaments he has competed in.

However, the Australian put on a much better showing in Texas last time out and he narrowly missed out on the title, losing to American Billy Horschel in a play-off.

The 29-year-old has taken a lot of positives from the event at TPC Four Seasons Resort but his winless streak has now stretched to over a year, with the 2016 Players Championship the last time he tasted success.

Next up for the world number three is a trip to Muirfield Village and he is aiming to rediscover that winning feeling in time for the 2017 US Open in Wisconsin midway through June.

Day told smh.com: “It would be great to pop off a win at Memorial; that’d really send my confidence through the roof and I’d take that into the US Open.”

Day, who is a 13.00 shot to win the US Open, is one of the leading contenders for The Memorial Tournament at 15.00 but it is world number one Dustin Johnson, who has won three of his last six events, that heads the market at 7.00.

Spain’s rising star Jon Rahm and 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth are both priced at 13.00 whilst American Kevin Kisner, who won the Dean & DeLuca Invitational last weekend, is a 34.00 chance.

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