Day not dwelling on late slide at Masters


Jason Day is remaining upbeat in his pursuit of a maiden Masters title, with the world number one unconcerned despite faltering late at Augusta.

After storming out of the blocks, Day dropped five shots in three holes from the 15th for an opening-round 72, six shots adrift of leader Jordan Spieth at the year's first major on Thursday.

Day, who was five under the card at the turn following his flawless front nine, was just a shot behind Spieth heading to the par-five 15th hole and that is where it all turned pear-shaped for the Australian, who went bogey, double-bogey and bogey.

However, Day - who was tied for second at the major tournament in 2011, said he is refusing to dwell on his dramatic slide down the leaderboard at even par.

"To be honest, I'm not even worried about it, I've got to deal with it now, get over it and push forward," Day told Sky Sports.

"I can't dwell on it or think about it. I feel good about my game and I played great golf up until that point."

Day, who admitted he was hoping to surpass Spieth after going 31 through the first nine holes, added: "I was thinking at least seven or eight [under par], especially in those conditions today.

"If I could've got past him then that would've been great.

"I was just out of position on 15, 16 and 17 - even 18 I was out of position. It's difficult but it is what it is, it happens. You can't do anything about, you've just got to refocus and get into tomorrow's round."