Jason Day: ‘Spieth’s Mental Toughness is Best on Tour’

In a piece from Reuters, headlined “Jordan Spieth and Jason Day Ready to Resume Rivalry,” with the two stars complimenting one another in the lead-up to the Australian Open, one quote by Day stood out.

The former World No. 1 referred to Spieth as a “grinder” and, mentally, the toughest player on the PGA Tour.

“The biggest thing with Jordan is that he’s a competitor,” Day said. “He doesn’t have the natural ability such as (Dustin Johnson)’s length, but he has the mental toughness, probably the best mental toughness out of everyone on the tour, and that’s what gets him going. He’s such a grinder.”

After Spieth’s epic six-hole performance at Royal Birkdale, to win the 2017 Open Championship, is there really any doubt to Day’s proclamation?

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. Kevin calls himself a professional golf fan.


Get Pro Golf Weekly delivered to your inbox.

Add comment

Like Us On Facebook

Up Next On Tour

DATES 12/7 - 12/10
EVENT Joburg Open
COURSE Randpark Golf Club
LOCALE Johannesburg, S.A.
PURSE $1,210,565
WIN SHARE $222,400
DEFENDING Darren Fichardt
EVENT QBE Shootout
COURSE Tiburón Golf Club
LOCALE Naples, Florida
PURSE $3,300,000
WIN SHARE $760,000 (each)
DEFENDING Matt Kuchar, Harris English