Day grateful for Woods' words of wisdom


Jason Day expressed his gratitude for Tiger Woods' support after the Australian won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.

Day held his nerve to win his first title of PGA Tour title of the year at Bay Hill after chipping out from the bunker close to the pin and sinking a putt for par to finish 17 under.

The 2015 PGA Championship winner is second in the world rankings and can replace Jordan Spieth at the top at the Dell Match Play this week.

And Day said words of wisdom from former world number one Woods have played a part in his success.

"One of the things he told me was 'just be yourself and stay in your world' and another was 'you know that you can do this and start your own legacy here'." said Day.

"And to have his advice, to be able to go see him and practice with him and pick his brain about numerous things that I want to try and improve my game ... it's been a big credit to him.

"It gives me so much confidence that a person like that would believe in me. He's been a big influence in my life ever since I was a kid.

"I was idolising him ever since I was a kid and watching him in '97 win the Masters for the first time and all of a sudden I'm playing the Tour and I'm pretty close with him now."