Health comes first for returning Day

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Jason Day has no plans to follow in the footsteps of Tiger Woods and be part of the PGA Tour beyond his 40th birthday.

The world number one will play alongside Woods, 41, for the first two rounds at the Farmers Insurance Open this week as both men look to bounce back from injury.

The tournament in California marks Woods' latest attempt at a return from his back troubles, while Day has only played in one event since September's Tour Championship.

Day, 29, hopes he can find the winning formula again, but stressed he is unlikely to be playing a decade from now.

"I was talking to Tiger about this the other day. I want to be successful, but I don't want to be walking around with a cane when I'm 40," he said.

"There's nothing like having your health and being able to jump up in the morning and not have a care in the world.

"There has to be a bit of give and take, a balance. Hitting it longer is good, which means you have a shorter approach for many holes.

"But if I'm going the way I'm going, then I don't even know if I'll make it to 40."