Day relishing Masters trip after back-to-back wins


World number one again in the golf rankings and winner of back-to-back tournaments, in-form Jason Day is hoping to ride the wave of momentum at the Masters.

Day has been faultless over the past fortnight, adding a second WGC-Dell Match Play title to last week's wire-to-wire victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The nine-time PGA Tour champion's efforts in Texas, despite his back flaring up again on Wednesday, helped him dethrone Jordan Spieth and return to golf's summit.

Day has now won in six of his past 13 starts and last year's US PGA Championship winner heads to Augusta on April 7 primed to better his runner-up finish in 2011.

"I am, I really am looking forward [to it]," Day told reporters.

"I am looking forward to it. I know it's one tournament that I've always wanted to win. It's one tournament that I've always wanted to put the jacket on and go back every year. So the motivation and the want there is -- there's no problem.

"I think the biggest thing to me is to get the rest and recovery coming into this week. Take the first part of this coming week off, go down Thursday, start prepping Friday and go through that whole stage of getting ready for the tournament.

"It's been good momentum for me, confidence-wise, over the last two weeks. I can't get comfortable with how I'm playing right now, I can't get lazy, because I've got to understand that what I'm doing is working. So I've got to keep working on the things that have caused me to win over the last two weeks and keep doing that and then stay focused and hopefully put on the green jacket.

"But it is going to be a tough one. It's great to hopefully go there as number one. And it's something I'm definitely going to be embracing. It will be fun to walk through the gates as number one in the world."

Day added:  "I've got to understand there's going to be a lot of hype. There's going to be a lot of hype around [reigning Masters champion] Jordan, there's going to be a lot of hype around Rory [McIlroy], because he could finish his career Grand Slam. There's going to be a lot of hype around myself going in there as number one in the world. Embrace it.

"Understand that there's going to be some hype there. But I know the feeling of trying too hard. So I have to go in there and focus on a lot of things, do everything that I can, but don't try too hard and don't try and shoot 7-under in the tournament by doing that.

"I've done it the last couple of years and I really want to try and get back to good form around that golf course, and that's what I'm trying to focus on."