Dawn of a New Day

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Golf fans with access to the first round of the 2016 World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship will have a great treat in store for them as the world’s top three-ranked golfers, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy.

Day has not always fared so well at the Trump National Doral Blue Monster course, but he does have a history of being able to rise to big moments, and this is quite possibly one of the biggest in some time.

Day is currently ranked number two according to the official world golf rankings, trailing number one Spieth by 209 points. His total is 30 less than number three ranked McIlroy, but his average points are better because he has played in four fewer tournaments.

No one could accuse Day of lacking ambition. He is on record saying that not only does he want to again occupy the number one position he held briefly last season over the span of four weeks, but also wants to stay there for a long time. He evoked comparisons with Tiger Woods, who held the number one ranking for 281 weeks before surrendering to Day’s compatriot Adam Scott in late 2010.

Day has never finished better than 20th at Doral, due mainly to his propensity for drowning golf balls in the many lakes for which The Blue Monster is aptly named.