Golf
Jason Day praises Dustin Johnson for incredible show of sportsmanship
GOLF

Jason Day praises Dustin Johnson for incredible show of sportsmanship

Dustin Johnson was praised by Jason Day for a selfless act during the second round of the US PGA Championship.

Jason Day explained why he hugged Dustin Johnson during the second round of the US PGA Championship as he thanked the world number one.

MORE: WATCH: Day surges during rain-interrupted second round at PGA Championship

Day carded an impressive five-under 66 to move into contention at a rainy Quail Hollow on Friday, but the Australian rushed through the closing holes as darkness approached in Charlotte.


Johnson offered to rush his tee shot at the 18th hole, allowing the group – which also included Henrik Stenson – to finish their second rounds after the horn blew, avoiding an early start on Saturday.

"I was hugging him. On 17, I was off the green. And we were walking up, and we were talking about like if we can get a tee shot on 18, we could finish the round," Day explained.

"And DJ [Johnson] is like, 'I'll do it.' And I'm like, 'That's great.'"


Day added: "As soon as he teed off, we all kind of flushed it down 18. And I just walked up to him and said, 'That's the biggest, or most clutch thing I've ever seen anyone do for me.'

"I had to give him a hug for it. He was happy, as well. Obviously to be able to finish and not have to wake up at 05:30 [local time] tomorrow, get some rest.

"Because it is hot out there and it does take it out of you, even though you are waking up early, you don't feel like it did, but it really does.


"To be able to get that extra sleep and relax a little bit in the afternoon; it goes for Henrik, and Dustin, as well. They wouldn't have that quick turnaround if they needed it."

Day sits at six under – two shots behind co-leaders Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Kisner.

Johnson and Stenson are at two over and will make the cut, although they are a long way back.

Share this article

Features

Latest stories

football

Can the man as Liverpool seal Champions League qualification

football

Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 0 (5-1 agg): First-half Barca failings settle Supercopa

football

Liverpool hand Hoffenheim rare home loss in UCL play-off

football

Socceroos squad: Postecoglou picks 30-man squad for World Cup qualifiers

Super Rugby

RugbyWA take ARU to court following Force's Super Rugby axing

tennis

Federer sparks injury concerns as Zverev claims Rogers Cup title

Rugby Championship

Key All Black out of Wallabies clash after suffering head injury setback

EPL

'I'm on fire' - Man United boss Mourinho ready for title challenge

golf

WATCH: Kisner retains US PGA lead as Day implodes on 18th

tennis

Sweet 16 for Federer as he books Rogers Cup final berth

Gatlin convinced Bolt will return to racing

WATCH: Bolt fails to finish final race as GB take shock relay gold

MoreLess
Back to Top