Tiger reached out to help Day after first round at U.S. Open


World number four Jason Day revealed Tiger Woods offered him some help after his woeful start to the U.S. Open.

Day, who has developed a friendship with Woods off the course, said the American great reached out to him following a seven-over 79 during the first round at Erin Hills.

Woods is currently recovering from his latest back surgery and admitted he is receiving help for managing his prescription drugs after a DUI arrest last month.

"He texted me after I shot 79 and said, 'Hey, before you work on something call me because I saw something,'" Day said, via GolfChannel.com.

"I was like, yeah, you saw 79 shots. I didn't call him because I was so angry.

While Day apparently did not heed Woods' advice, he does hope the 14-time major champion recovers from his personal and career setbacks.

"When you see guys go through things like this you want to make sure they are in the right spot and I'm hoping for a speedy recovery," the Australian said.

Day is in this week's Travelers Championship field trying to earn his first win of the year.