"I never wanted it to turn into a toxic relationship where he's taken me from where I am as a 12-year-old kid to where I am today, and I'm not talking to him anymore", Day said Wednesday in explaining why he has replaced Colin Swatton, his swing coach and his only caddie since he turned professional, on his bag starting at this week's BMW Championship. He has brought in a friend from home, Luke Reardon, who was his roommate at the Hills International College in Australia.
Day has had Colin Swatton on his bag since turning pro. Day insisted Swatton would remain as his coach, though he's unlikely to travel to tournaments. When Day broke the news to Swatton - that Swatton's time as Day's caddie were over after 11 years - Day said Swatton was shocked and disappointed. "It's hard because we've been a team for so long".
As you can see, Day isn't the only player with a substituted caddie this week. At 28th in the rankings, Day is in danger of not making the top 30 in the FedEx rankings who qualify for next week's Tour Championship. "I'm planning on trying to keep him around".
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"It may be somewhere down the road where four months from now - I don't even know how long it will be - but I can come back to him and say, 'Look, man, I made a mistake and I need to come back and have you on the bag, '" Day said.
Day reiterated, though, that Swatton is "not out of my world one bit". Once again, he's my coach and always will be. Went a little further and kept on like butting heads out there.
Jason Day joins a long list of big-name players who have dropped caddies in 2017. I just don't know yet. He said, 'You can yell at me if you want, ' - that's how good of a guy he is. "Obviously, when you let go of someone sometimes it's hard, but there's been a lot going this year". She is doing better. His tie for ninth in the PGA Championship was his only top 10 in a major.