Jason Day holes 70-foot birdie during 2017 Players Championship
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 06/05/18 10:00am
We continue our countdown of memorable moments from last year’s Players Championship by looking back at a brilliant birdie from Jason Day’s opening round.
Day returned to TPC Sawgrass in 2017 as defending champion following a four-shot victory 12 months earlier, with the Australian making an excellent start to his title defence.
The former world No 1 reached the turn in 33, only to block his drive into trees at the first - his 10th hole - into trees and leave his approach a long way short and right from the target.
Left the best part of 70 feet from the pin and seemingly looking at a two-putt par at best, Day received a big bonus when his long-range putt rattled the flag and dropped in for a birdie-three.
Day added another birdie at the par-five next to grab the outright advantage, but bogeyed three of his final four holes to post an opening-round 70.
Click on the video above to relive Day's big birdie!
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